What if the solar panels produce more electricity than we need?

Grid-tied solar electric systems automatically feed power into your house. Any excess electricity produced by the solar system and not used by your home is put onto the electric grid and spins your electric meter backward. Your utility credits you on your bill at the retail rate for the kWh produced.

How solar panels work

Solar panels operate in this manner: When sunlight is on them, solar panels produce DC electric current. The DC electric current is passed through an inverter and converted to AC current synchronized with the local utility lines. The utility company provides power as normal. The solar panel system serves as an additional power source, fully […]

Damage to solar panels

Most of the potential issues facing modules are covered by manufacturer’s warranties. Apart from those issues, we have replaced panels for the following reasons, not covered by warranties: Tree branch fell on array UPS truck backed into array Bullets fell from sky and pierced panels This is what insurance is for. However, the bulk of […]