How Does Solar Work?

It’s quite simple.  The solar panels capture light from the sun and turn it into Direct Current (or DC) power.
An inverter then converts DC power into Alternating Current (or AC) power, that can be used by your home appliances.
The AC power that you don’t use is then sent back to the grid and used by the utility company.

You use the power you produce:

 

Your utility credits you for the excess power you send back into the grid:

And, of course, you still buy power from your utility when you need it:

 

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