Solar 101 – Learn the solar basics!
How Does It Work?
Another way of looking at it: Sunlight hits the solar panels, and charges up the silicone inside, which generates electricity. The electricity from several panels runs across the lines and gets channeled together. Next, it goes to an inverter where it is converted from DC power to AC power.
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Definition of Terms
- Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid.
- Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a PV system on the home’s rooftop, it may generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours.
- If a home is net-metered, the electricity meter will run backwards to provide a credit against what electricity is consumed at night or other periods where the home’s electricity use exceeds the system’s output. Customers are only billed for their “net” energy use. ~ Source: Solar Energy Industries Association
- The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
- The Department of Energy (DOE)
- Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA)
- The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA)
- Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE)
- The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
The Benefits of Solar Power
Solar Electricity is a cost effective, environmentally friendly option to meet your power needs, and there are so many benefits:
- Low Maintenance
- Reduce air pollution
- Adaptable to your future needs
- Reliable source of electricity
- Increase your property value
- Secure tax benefits and incentives