How Does Solar Panels Work On A House

How Does Solar Panels Work On A House

  • George Dobritoiu

Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. The panel's solar cells turn the energy from sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, which is then converted into alternating current (AC) electricity by an inverter. This electricity powers the home's electrical devices, with excess electricity sent back to the grid via net metering.

Typically, solar panels are installed on a house's roof or on a separate structure. They are connected to the home's electrical system through the inverter, which is usually found in the basement or utility room. The inverter monitors the panel's electricity production and sends the appropriate amount of electricity to the electrical panel, distributing it throughout the house.

Solar panels are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective, producing clean and renewable energy without greenhouse gas emissions. They can also lower monthly electricity bills. However, regular maintenance such as cleaning and snow removal is necessary for peak efficiency.


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