Why Solar Energy? A solar electric system can reduce or eliminate the amount of electricity you have to purchase from your electric service provider. It can save you money on your monthly electric bill and act as a hedge against future price increases. You help your community by reducing the electricity demand and provide additional electricity for the grid when you generate more than you use during the day. Most importantly, the electricity generated by your system is clean, renewable and reliable.
How does it work? A solar electric system is an environmentally friendly way of producing electricity for everyday use. It allows us to harness the sun's energy to produce electricity without noise, emissions, pollution, moving parts or fuel. The scientific term for "solar electricity" is "photovoltaic" energy, which means electricity from light. A solar electric system collects the sun's energy using panels mounted on a roof and wired into a building via an inverter. The inverter converts the direct current (DC) energy generated through the solar panels into alternating current (AC), the type of current used to power homes. Solar electricity has been proven to be safe and reliable.