SOLAR POWER FOR YOUR HOMESolar energy can actually cost less than what you pay now with low, predictable, locked-in rates.
How Solar Panels Work
|The basics of solar power Solar power captures radiant light and heat from the sun and converts it into energy that can be used to power homes, businesses and machinery.|
|What is photovoltaics Photovoltaics is the science behind the most popular form of solar energy. It is the process of converting sunlight directly into electricity. The photovoltaic (PV) effect was first observed in 1839. However, it wasn’t until 1954 that scientists were able to discover exactly how it works.|
|How solar worksSolar panels collect energy from the sun and convert it into DC power. The DC power from the solar panels is sent to a solar inverter, where it is converted into AC power for use in your home.|
|What is a grid-tied solar energy system?In order to understand what a grid-tied solar system is, you need a basic understanding of what an electrical grid is. In simple terms, an electrical grid is a network of power lines that connect the people who use electrical energy and those who produce electrical energy for them.|