How does solar work anyway?
Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day.
An inverter converts the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity.
Usable electricity flows from the panels, and into the net meter. The utility meter measures the energy you draw and feed back to the grid.
Electricity is distributed into your home to power your lights and appliances. If your solar panels don’t produce enough energy for your needs, additional power is drawn from the grid.