How Does Solar work?

Photovoltaic is a solar energy technology that directly converts solar radiation into electricity. A Photovoltaic (PV) System includes all the components it takes to convert the energy from the sun into electricity that is usable for your home. PV systems create no noise or pollution; therefore, unlike the energy created by the utility companies, they do no harm to the environment.


The PV system placed on your home feeds directly into your main electric panel and into the utility grid. When you are producing electricity, your power needs are met by what the PV system gives off. Any excess electricity you are creating is sent into the utility grid, literally spinning your meter backwards and reversing the typical relationship between you and your power company.  Now it is their turn to purchase electricity from you.