HOW YOUR HOME SOLAR SYSTEM WORKS
1. SOLAR PANELS
From sunrise to sunset, the solar system is converting sunlight into electricity. The system turns on automatically in the morning and turns off automatically at night. Solar cells within the panels produce direct current (DC) electricity that flows to an inverter.
2. THE SOLAR INVERTER
The inverter converts the DC electricity being produced by your panels into alternating current (AC), which is required for household use. The converted solar electricity is delivered directly to your home’s main electrical service panel.
3. YOUR ELECTRIC METER
The electric meter measures the net electricity usage, showing the difference between your home consumption and your system’s energy production. Depending on the time of the day, the meter will show the electricity that your system sends to the grid.
4. THE MONITORING SYSTEM
The Monitoring System provides you with detailed visibility on the amount of energy your system is producing, in addition to historical data. You can monitor your solar energy information online or on-the-go with a monitoring application, available for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® and Android® mobile devices.