How Solar Works
- Sunlight strikes the photovoltaic array, generating a DC voltage.
- An inverter converts this to standard AC voltage. This voltage is fed into the structures circuit panel through a PV energy meter, which records the total energy produced by the PV array.
- Energy from the inverter powers your home or business.
- Any surplus of PV power is fed back to the utility, running your utility meter backwards and giving you a credit on your next bill. If the array produces less power than it needs, power can be drawn from the grid.