When the sunlight hits the photovoltaic (PV) cells that make up the solar panels, the cells produce DC current which is transmitted to inverters. Inverters then convert the DC into AC current which your property usually uses.
The AC power is then used by your property, and the excess power produced by your systems is pushed back into the utility grid producing ‘credit’ on your account. At times when your system is not producing enough for your property, you will be using the available credit – this process is called net metering.
You typically get a dollar to dollar for your solar energy (i.e. if your utility cost from the utility is 18 c/kWh, then your credit will be the same (inclusive of energy cost, energy transmission, taxes, etc.). Questions about how net metering works? Reach out to us for a detailed estimate of your solar savings.