Just how does sunshine become electricity? Hereʼs an overview of the solar energy facts, the process, and the equipment that can help you generate your own clean, more affordable energy.

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    Solar Panels

    The solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day.

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    This device converts the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity.

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    Electrical Panel

    The AC electricity is sent from the inverter to your electrical panel to power your lights and appliances with solar energy. The electrical panel is often called a “breaker box.”

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    Utility Meter

    The utility meter measures your energy use. It actually goes backward when your system generates more power than you immediately need. This excess solar energy offsets the energy you use at night.

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    Utility Grid

    Your business is still connected to the grid. Youʼll need that power from the utility company at night, but donʼt worry. The cost is offset by any excess solar energy you put into the grid during the day.

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    Monitoring System

    Our comprehensive monitoring system continuously tracks your energy production and ensures that your solar power system is running smoothly. It will even alert our repair crews in the rare event that problems arise.