How Solar Works

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1) Photons in sunlight bombard the panels, exciting the electrons in the chemical compounds of the panels causing electrons to flow. A flow of electrons is ‘electricity’.
2) The electricity produced by the panels is DC or Direct Current.
3) The DC current produced by the panels connects to the DC connection side of the inverter.
4) The inverter changes the DC current into AC, or Alternating Current,  and puts it on the grid. If the panels produce more  energy than is being used, the electric utility meter will spin backwards creating a surplus of power. Otherwise it will simply slow the meter down.