Solar – How it works

diagram

1. Panels
Energy from the sun enter the panels.
The panels convert sunlight into direct current (D.C.) electricity.

2. Inverter
The inverter then transforms the D.C. generated by the panels to alternating current. (A.C.)

3. Your home or business
Your home or business uses the electricity from the solar panels first with additional demand supplied from the grid.

4. Your meter
Your installed and supplied meter will allow you and your provider to read the amount of power you generate.

5. The Grid
When you generate more power than you use, the excess is purchased back by your power company and returned to the grid.