1. Solar Panels
The solar panels, or modules, are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which absorb sunlight, converting it to DC electricity.
The DC electricity from the solar panels system travels to the inverter, where it is converted to AC electricity. AC electricity is the type of power you receive from the utility power grid and use to power your business.
3. Electric Service Panel
AC electricity from your inverter passes to the electric service panel, often called a breaker box, where it is routed to power your facility’s various electric loads.
4. Utility Power Grid
When your solar-panel system generates more power than your business is consuming, excess electricity is routed to the power grid. When you feed electricity back to the grid, your meter will spin backwards, earning you credits toward your bill. This is known as net-metering.