Solar energy is a usable energy resource that never runs out. It comes from harnessing solar light rays to convert into thermal or electrical energy. As a homeowner, you can use its power to heat your home or water supply and generate electricity for other interior uses.
A solar photovoltaic (PV) panel is the piece of equipment installed on your home that directly harnesses incoming solar light rays. Each panel takes in sunlight and converts it into direct current electricity. Most likely, your home runs on alternating current electricity, so the DC electricity runs through an inverter and transforms for home usage.
If your home already has enough power, electricity is sent back into the grid for net metering: this credits you for future electricity use. The best part? You won’t notice any difference in the way your home runs electrically!
Net metering occurs when your solar panels generate more energy than your house needs, so the electricity redistributes back into the power grid system. This credits your home for electricity usage when your solar panels aren’t running, like at nighttime. Essentially, you only end up paying for the “net” electricity you consume.
Most states require utility companies to engage in net metering, but you can contact us for more specifics on your state’s policies.
If you’re looking to make the switch to solar power, you don’t need to run complex, time-consuming financial calculations or estimates by yourself: Solar Power Midwest can do it all for you!
We can determine the most energy-efficient solar power design for your home as well as the amount and value of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates it yields. Once you’re ready to go, we handle making the reservation with your state so you can get exactly what you were expecting for payment.
Contact SPM here or over the phone at (844) 49 SOLAR to learn more about switching to solar power.