How does solar energy work?


Understanding solar power.

Understanding how solar energy works is the first step to going solar. After you understand how solar energy works, you'll realize just how easy it is to convert to solar. First, we want you to know that Palmetto Solar takes care of everything from the solar design to permitting to the solar installation for your home.


 What are PV panels?

  • PV Panels on your home collect energy from the sun.
  • Microinverters then take the direct current (or DC) power generated by your panels and convert it into alternating current (or AC) power, which your home will use. Energy efficient wires and cables that can handle the output from your solar energy system transfer the power to the net meter.
  • The net meter spins both backward and forward—measuring the electricity you're buying as well as the excess electricity your panels are producing and sending back to the grid.
  • That's it! Tap into the abundant benefits of solar energy. Use the electricity your solar PV panels collected from the sun to power everything in your home.


Palmetto Solar: How Does Solar Energy Work, PV Panels

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