Learn how solar panels generate electricity for your home by photovoltaic cells converting the energy in sunlight to electricity
How Does Solar Energy Work?
Sunlight hits a solar panel on the roof. The panels convert the energy to DC current, which flows to an inverter.
The inverter converts the electricity from DC to AC, which you can then use to power your home.
Solar electricity from your inverter flows into your home where it powers your lights and appliances.
A net meter records the energy sent compared to the energy received from the grid.