Solar Panels Convert Energy into ElectricityWhen sunlight hits your solar panels, it converts the sun’s energy into what’s called Direct Current (DC) electricity, which then gets sent to an inverter. The power inverter converts the energy into Alternate Current (AC) electricity. This is the electricity you can use in your home/ building.
Utility Provider Replaces Your MeterYour current meter will be replaced with a bi-directional one. The new meter will actually spin backwards into the grid when your solar panels produce excess energy (during peak hours of sunlight). When this happens you will build up a bank of credits with the utility, so that the energy comes back to you for free when you need it. Prime examples of when you will need it include night-time, and cloudy or rainy days.