How Solar Works

How Does Solar Power Work?

Understand How Solar Energy Can Transform Your Life

Changing direct sunlight into electricity seems like it would be extremely complicated, but it's actually very simple! Solar panels convert the photons (particles of light) in solar cells into electrons of Direct Current (DC) electricity. The electrons flow from the solar panel to an inverter and other electrical safety devices.

The inverter converts DC power into Alternating Current (AC) power. AC power is the same type of electricity that your television, computer, or toaster gets from a wall outlet.

A meter keeps track of all the power your solar system produces. Any solar energy that isn't used simultaneously with production goes back into the electrical grid through the meter. During the night or on cloudy days, when your system is not producing excess energy, you'll consume electricity through the grid as usual.

Your utility company will bill you for the net consumption for any given billing period and provide you with a dollar credit for any excess during a given period. Your bill credit can be carried forward for up to a year.

That's it! Solar power is a clean, safe, renewable, and sustainable resource and investment that can help you save money over a period. Read through the rest of our site to find out how solar can be a great option for both residential and commercial properties. If you have any questions, contact us at LightPath Solar today.
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