Just like photosynthesis captures the power of the sun to grow plants, a solar photovoltaic (PV) system captures the power of the sun for our energy use. Solar power provides a maintenance-free solution to your energy needs, reducing your utility bill, gaining you energy independence, and contributing to clean energy in our region.
But how does it actually work? Watch the video above to hear StraightUp Solar’s own Professor Ky the Solar Guy explain.
How Does Solar Work?
1. Solar Array
The sun’s rays hit your solar panels and generate DC electricity. Many people opt for a roof-mounted array, but a ground-mounted solar installation can be a fit for rural settings.
An inverter changes this DC electricity to AC and it’s ready for use in your home.
3. Excess Solar Electricity
Anytime you produce more than you use, the excess is shared with your utility.
4. Net Metering Credits
In exchange, your utility gives you a credit to use when the sun is down. Learn how net metering affects your energy bills in this video.
You can go online to track your solar energy production. Many StraightUp Solar customers are excited to check their production monitoring app regularly, especially on sunny days!
Learn More About Solar
Find out how solar can save money on your utility bills, gain you energy independence, and help grow clean energy in our region by visiting our Why Solar page here.
Ready for solar? Reach out for a no-cost, no-obligation solar quote from our solar experts.