Solar power is basically the process of harnessing the light coming from THE SUN using a group of Photovoltaic cells known better as Solar Panels.
Solar Panels installed in homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But thanks to federal tax credits and local incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace.
Did you know that installing solar panels can decrease your household’s carbon footprint by an average of 35,180 pounds of carbon dioxide per year!
You’d have to plant 88 trees every year to offset that amount of carbon dioxide!
How does a Solar Panels System works?
- 1) Solar panels are photovoltaic (PV) cells that are installed in your house roof and harness sunlight and transform it into energy.
- 2) The energy is send to an inverter, which converts it into electricity to power the home.
- 3) Net metering measures the amount of energy being produced vs consumed and keeps monitoring power production and consumption.
By doing this your Utility company, buys from you the excess of the energy your Solar Panels System is producing and you are not using.
This Way you save money in your monthly utility electric bill!
The Inverter its an essential part of a Solar PV System. The inverter turns direct current (DC) produced from the solar panels into alternating current (AC), so homes can use it. It connects the solar panels to the home, and battery backup where applicable, and, ultimately, the power grid.
Basically, without the inverter, solar panels become useless.