Today's residential and commercial solar energy-producing systems (a.k.a. photovoltaic systems or PV) are incredibly simple. When the solar panels are exposed to sunlight, the panels produce an electric current. This current passed through a device called an inverter that conditions the power to sync with your utility power. Your home will use solar-generated power first. The utility is there for nighttime use and additional power needs. When your system produces more power than is needed, the excess power goes out to the utility grid for a credit towards your utility bill.
One of the best parts of installing a solar energy producing system is that the homeowner trades up fuel sources and takes advantage of the practically unlimited and free sunshine. Ideally, this would be enough. The home or business would be completely self-sufficient when it comes to energy, but the sun isn't always shining. However, with recent improvements to energy storage hardware, virtually any home can become independent. Most solar energy installations today rely on the existing utility and grid services for the backup instead of the local energy storage.
Call (214) 613-1000 or complete our online request form to schedule a solar system consultation with Adis Electric.