The basic principle of solar is that it will produce power from the sun which is then sent to either the house, battery storage or the grid.
- The sun produces photons or light which are absorbed by the silicon in a solar panel, the same way our skin absorbs the sun and burns. The silicon and conductors in the panel convert these photons into electricity which then flow through the solar array and into the inverter as Direct Current (DC).
- An inverter converts the DC into Alternating Current (AC). This is the type of electricity we use in our homes.
- AC then runs into the meter which decides where the electricity needs to go; either the home or the grid.
- Batteries store energy for later use. Smart technology determines if/when excess electricity is sent to the grid.