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How Does Solar Work?

May 23, 2020Solar0 comments

Okay, so you know why solar is good for the environment and that it helps lower your utility bills. But, how does it work? We will explain the process of solar energy where you can tell your spouse or family in a simple way because once you consider going solar, questions will be asked. If you’re wondering how solar works, you’ve come to the right place.

The first step to understanding how solar works is knowing what happens when the sunlight hits the solar panel system on your roof. The panel converts this sunlight into the electricity from a DC current to an AC current for home consumption. There are many different complicated ways this can be explained in regards to atoms and the different types of electricity, but it is really this simple. Solar panels were designed to convert electricity from the sun into the energy you consume.

If you wish to have complete freedom from your utility company, you can install a backup battery storage system that you can use during the peak hours of the day. So, let’s say you work full-time and you come home around five in the evening. Your peak hours throughout the day would typically be between 5-8:00 pm. We can leverage the power stored in your battery during those peak rate times so that you don’t have to rely on pulling power from the grid.

In general with solar, when the system produces too much energy, you will receive a credit for the excess energy produced. That credit will bounce back to you during cloudy days or at night. It is a win-win situation so you can save money on both your bills and help save the environment. If you’re wondering how many solar panels you need for your system, click here.

When considering going solar, the best option is to talk to a consultant that can help you decide if your home is eligible. Solar3x offers free energy estimates to see if your home qualifies for solar. Fill out our form or call us at (346) 275-3017.