Solar energy is becoming a popular energy source due to the fact that it is the most abundant and most cost effective energy source on the planet. Put simply, solar energy is energy derived from the sun, and this energy is not only clean, but renewable and costs nothing. Solar energy is created when the power of the sun is harnessed in order to produce energy. It is said that the amount of energy that the Sun provides to the Earth in a single day can power the entire planet and all of its energy needs for a whole year. Because solar energy is available as long as the Sun is available, it is also considered a renewable source of energy. It is a clean source of energy as well, due to the fact that it does not produce byproducts or pollutants that will harm the environment.
How Does Solar Work?
Solar is as easy as 1,2,3.
1.) Convert Sunlight into DC Electricity: Solar panels are mounted on your roof which convert unlight into DC electricity that flows to an inverter.
2.) Inverter Creates AC Electricity: Inverters convert the direct current (DC) power into alternating (AC) power that your home can use.
3.) Spin your Meter Backwards: You’ll still have utility power when you need it. Any excess electricity will be delivered to the grid for a credit.