Energy from the sun is converted from Direct Current to Alternating Currents that can be used for household electricity.

Energy from the sun is converted from Direct Current to Alternating Currents that can be used for household electricity.

  1. Solar panels are comprised of photovoltaic (PV) cells which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity.
  2. An inverter converts DC into alternating current (AC) for electricity in the home.
  3. The utility meter records the net amount of energy generated through the system. When you’re creating more electricity than you’re using, your meter will spin backward and the excess electricity is sent to the electric grid.