How Does Solar Work?

Solar grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems create electricity from the sun’s radiant energy. Power is generated to supply the house or building during the day and any excess is sold back to the grid (power companies).  The volume of energy generated depends on the amount of sunlight the panels are exposed to.

A residential system is made up of PV panels, mounting hardware, cables, an inverter (or controller) and a meter supplied by your power company.  Off-grid systems will have batteries, back up generators and other components.

Electricity produced is consumed in your home/building and any excess power produced that is not used is then sold (exported) back to your energy retailer through an import/export meter.