Here’s a basic overview of how solar systems work.
Solar is a proven technology that has been used for many years to produce electricity.
The solar panels are the main component of the system and are responsible for turning sunlight into electricity. These panels are placed on your roof, on a ground mount, or on a nearby structure with good exposure to the sun. Once the sunlight hits the panels, the silicon wafers inside start producing electricity.
From the panels, the DC power is transferred to an inverter. This piece of equipment converts the electricity into AC electricity, which is the most common type of electricity. Inverters can be in the form of a central hub or can be installed on the back of each individual solar panel.
Depending on the configuration of your facility, the electricity may then flow into your main electric panel or breaker box. The power can then be utilized by your facility.
Your utility provider will install a bi-directional meter at your facility. This meter will not only measure power coming into the facility but out of it. If your solar system is producing more power than what you're currently using, your meter will actually turn backwards and you'll generate credits on the grid.
The monitoring equipment is connected to the system to continually monitor the production of electricity. This presents information about your system in an easy-to-understand format, so that you can monitor performance.
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