How does solar work?
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HOW SOLAR PANELS ACTUALLY WORK
Curious about how solar panels make electricity? Or the two different ways they can save you money? Here is our basic breakdown of the process that should shed some light on the process.
STEP 1) THE SOLAR PANELS PRODUCE AN ELECTRICAL CURRENT
Sunlight hits your panels which activates the cell. This causes electrons to separate from atoms. The electrons set them in motion by the surrounding electric field, and it’s this motion that produces an electrical current.
STEP 2) ELECTRICAL ENERGY IS CONVERTED
The direct current (DC) created by step one is then converted into alternating current (AC) by your inverter. The majority of homes and buildings run on AC electricity.
STEP 3) AC GOES STRAIGHT TO THE HOME
The converted electricity is then used by your home. So, when your solar system is producing electricity, your home uses this generated electricity at no cost, rather than the grid electricity that you are charged for by your energy company.
STEP 4) EXCESS ELECTRICITY IS SOLD TO THE GRID
When panels produce more sunlight than your home is using, your meter will identify this and send the surplus electricity back to the grid. Practically all energy companies will give you credits on your power bill for the electricity you send back to the grid and that credit is applied to your power bill, bringing down the cost.
QUESTION ABOUT SOLAR?
WHY CHOOSE STAG ELECTRICAL?
Here at Stag Electrical, we have been around for more than 13 years.
We are known for our reliability because we understand you time is valuable. That is why we show up when we say we will.
We understand that communication is key. We key our clients well informed every step of the way and also offer a courtesy call to notify you when we are half an hour away.
Our friendly technicians can come out to your place to help you with your solar panels. Whether it is installation, repair, or maintenance – we do it all!
Or if you just have some general questions about getting solar, our knowledgeable and helpful customer service team would be happy to take your call and answer them for you.
Call us today to get a certified electrician to help with your solar panels.