How Do Solar Energy Systems Work?

When you make the decision to switch to solar electricity, you're altering the way your home 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 or San Antonio 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 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.

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 home.
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.

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

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