How Solar Works

Why does Solar work?

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

‣ The inverter converts the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity.

‣ 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.”

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

‣ The inverter converts the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity. 

‣ 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.” 

‣ 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. 

Store Excess Solar Energy with Net Metering

Net metering allows customers to use the electrical utility grid to apply excess power they are producing. The excess power during the day flows from your solar panels into the grid causing your electric utility meter to run backwards. Later at nighttime when you need power your meter runs forward as it draws power from the grid. A simple way to think about it is that the grid acts like a battery soaking up excess power you produce and gives you the power back when you need it.

Net metering saves the consumer the expense of installing a expensive battery bank as well as the the issues that come with maintaining it. There is no charge to using the utility grid. As a matter of fact if you generate enough electricity each month you will actually see a negative amount due on your electrical bill. If you have nothing due on your bill you have achieved what is call Net Zero, which simply means you are generating enough during the day to offset what you use for the entire night.

Our Real Time Read Outs Make Understanding Your System Easy

Our system read outs are able to tell you the amount of power produced at anytime through out the day, as well as giving you a overview of the system, and panel by panel views to let you know everything is working optimally.

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7765 Park Place Dr.,

Newburgh, IN 47630

Phone. 812-853-9334

Email. sales@ohiovalleysolar.com

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