How Do Solar Energy Systems Work?

When you make the decision to switch to solar electricity, you're altering the way your Austin home or business receives the energy it uses to operate. Solar panels are composed of photovoltaic (PV) cells that turn sunlight directly into electricity. When we install solar panels on your Austin property, we make sure that the panels are on a portion of your roof that faces south and isn't covered by shade. That way the PV cells are exposed to the direct sunlight for the most amount of time possible. Your Austin business or home runs off the electricity that your PV cells provide, and any of the energy that you don't use goes back into the energy grid for others to use. This rewinds your meter and gives you credit to use on your upcoming electricity bills.

How It Works

The below diagram showcases how the process of converting sunlight into solar power works. The Austin team at Wells Solar is extremely knowledgeable in this process which is why we are purposeful in our placement of your solar panel system for your Austin home or business. We want every one of our Austin clients to get the most out of the energy their solar panels produce and even know that what is not used is not necessarily lost.

  1. Solar Modules turn sunlight into electricity.
  2. Inverters convert direct current (DC) electricity generated by your solar panels to alternating current (AC) electricity.
  3. The AC electricity flows from inverters to your breaker box, powering your Austin home or business.
  4. When your solar array produces more energy than you can use, the remaining energy goes back into the grid and spins your meter backwards, adding credit to your electrical bill.

Ready for Your Austin Home or Business to Go Solar?

The Wells Solar team in Austin knows that while the process of converting sunlight to energy may seem simple, the decision to go solar is more involved. Our intent is to educate our clients and make them feel confident in the decision to go solar whether it be they want to save money or simply live a greener life. We aren’t here to just install solar panel systems and be done. We want our clients to know they have a partner in the Wells Solar team that serves Austin! We will ensure you get the right setup for your Austin home or business and that it's well maintained for years to come.  


If you have any questions regarding solar energy for your Austin home or business, feel free to contact us for a free consultation. Our team of qualified professionals in Austin would love to answer any questions you may have.

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