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The Sunny Basics of Solar Panels

Solar Panels

 

Solar panels are becoming familiar sights around the country as more homeowners choose to use the sun as a source of energy. However, a few rare homes are able to stand alone with only solar and wind power. Most are connected to the grid.

 

The home is connected to the local utility company. That company is working with the home and the solar panels to create a continuous energy stream.

 

 

 

 

The Basic Setup of Solar Panels

 

The setup includes solar panels on the roof, an inverter box, a net meter, connections to the roof, and connections to the grid.

 

The solar panels communicate with the home and the utility company, monitoring usage, and providing electricity.

 

Energy, and its source, are recorded and sent to the appropriate places at the appropriate times throughout the daily cyclic usage.

Solar Panels

Solar panels are becoming familiar sights around the country as more homeowners choose to use the sun as a source of energy. However, a few rare homes are able to stand alone with only solar and wind power. Most are connected to the grid.

The home is connected to the local utility company. That company is working with the home and the solar panels to create a continuous energy stream.

The Basic Setup of Solar Panels

The setup includes solar panels on the roof, an inverter box, a net meter, connections to the roof, and connections to the grid.

The solar panels communicate with the home and the utility company, monitoring usage, and providing electricity.

Energy, and its source, are recorded and sent to the appropriate places at the appropriate times throughout the daily cyclic usage.

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Midday

While everyone is at work or school. As a result, the home is using the least amount of electricity it will use in a 24-hour period. The sun is up and charging the solar panels fully.

The home does not use any power from the grid. Subsequently, the energy from the solar panels moves into the home. There is too much energy for the quiet home to use. This extra energy goes back outside the home and into the grid.

Many homeowners enjoy credits from the utility company for this excess energy. Some areas offer “net metering”, which means the homeowner sells the energy at the same rate at which they buy it. Every utility company is different; check with the local company for specific details.

Afternoon

As the sun starts to move into the west, energy absorption reduces through the solar panels. However, the panels are still charged, and keep powering the home without the grid.

Energy credits continue to grow as the home continues to give back to the grid. As most of the family still isn’t home, this time is considered a low-energy part of the day.

Evening

The home switches back to full grid power as the family begins to come home, use appliances, lights, and entertainment devices. In a typical home, evenings mean high energy and grid usage.

However, this is where most homeowners break even, as the home has used solar all day and provided power back to the utility company.

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The Design

A properly designed on-grid solar system will achieve 100% of a home’s power requirements. In other words, the home breaks even with the utility company and enjoys zero net usage charges. Borrowing from the sun and the grid means no power interruptions, reduced bills, and a reduced carbon footprint. Many homes are making the switch and enjoying all the benefits of a solar home.

A Team You Can Count On

Go Solar Power is designing solar systems to produce savings across the Southeast United States, Texas and California.  Our expert Solar Specialist will create and design a complimentary solar savings plan and present to you over the phone while you are safe in the comfort of your home. Make sure to ask about our Solar Stimulus plan that puts cash in your pocket. Call 800-530-9597, or email us at [email protected].

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