How Solar Power Works
We can change sunlight directly to electricity using solar cells. Every day, light hits your roof’s solar panels with photons (particles of sunlight). The solar panel converts those photons into electrons of direct current (DC) electricity. The electrons flow out of the solar panel and into an inverter and other electrical safety devices. The inverter converts that DC power into alternating current (AC) power. AC power is the kind of electric that your television, computer and appliances use when plugged into the wall outlet.
Any solar energy that you do not use will go back into the electrical grid. Your utility will bill you for the “net” consumption for any given billing period and provide you with a dollar credit for any excess during a given period.