Solar panels convert sunlight into clean, renewable energy.
The solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day.
This device converts the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity that your building uses.
The AC electricity is sent from the inverter to your electrical panel to provide power for general use in the building.
As part of the solar installation, we will replace your meter with a “bi-directional meter”, which will allow measurement of how much energy is used, as well as how much energy you put back on the grid.
Solar power works in tandem with utility grid power, so your building can utilize grid power whenever the sun isn’t shining, or if the solar energy produced doesn’t meet all the building’s needs. Any excess solar energy produced can also be fed onto the grid and credited to your bill at retail rates - this is called “net metering”.
We include a user-friendly monitoring package with every solar project. This allows you to see what and how much power your array is producing, in real time, and historically.
Ready to learn more about how solar works? We answer all of your questions in Solar Energy, Explained with our very own solar expert, Erik!