How Does Solar Energy Work?

1

THE PANELS

Solar Panels Harvest The Sun’s Energy

As sunlight hits the photovoltaic cells, electrons jump creating a flow of DC power. Panels are linked together to form strings that create solar energy.


2

THE INVERTERS

Solar Energy Is Converted Into Power You Can Use

The DC energy travels to an inverter (either a Micro Inverter located on each individual panel, or a String Inverter usually located in your garage, basement, or exterior wall). Here, the direct current (DC) is chopped up into alternating current (AC) that you can use in your home.


3

THE POWER

Lights On, Lights Off

Once the power is inverted into AC, it travels to your electrical panel and goes on to feed any appliances, devices, or lights you have on in your house. You are now powered with solar!


4

THE METER

Roll Back The Meter, Roll In The Savings

On those days where your panels are soaking in the rays but you are not home to use the energy they produce, power is fed back to the utility company, and this is the magical moment when your meter starts spinning backwards. Your utility calls that “net-metering,” but our customers like to call it “the giggle factor.” And whenever your meter is rolling back, so is the balance on your utility bill!


5

THE GRID

The Power Finds A New Home

This excess power that spins your meter backwards leaves through the utility lines and travels to a home nearby requiring power. Your clean energy not only meets your own needs and saves you money, but it also helps to meet power needs elsewhere on the grid. It’s all thanks to you…and the sun!


Contact us today about powering your home or business with solar.

Evoke Solar installs residential and commercial systems in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

 

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