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Solar Basics

How a Home PV System Works

A typical "grid-connected" solar PV system allows the home to use solar electricity as well as electricity supplied by the local electric utility. Solar panels can be mounted on a south-facing roof or on the ground. Sometimes trees must be trimmed or cut down so that panels can receive maximum sunlight.

The direct current (DC) produced by the solar cells is converted to standard alternating current (AC) by an inverter, then fed through an electric meter, just like the electricity that comes from the power company. With solar panels from Soleeva, your family will have optimal performance for years to come, without having to worry about maintenance or repair costs.

When you have a solar PV system installed, you are generating free electricity whenever the sun is shining. During periods of low electricity demand, you may actually generate more electricity than your home is consuming. When this happens, net metering regulations stipulate that your electric utility must purchase your surplus electricity. Depending on the size of a solar PV system and household power consumption habits, you can expect to reduce your electric bill by 40%-80%.