Solar Panels—The solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day.
Solar Inverter—This device converts the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity.
Electrical Panel—The AC electricity is sent from the inverter to your electrical panel to power your lights and appliances with solar energy. The electrical panel is often called a "breaker box" or “Main Switch Board”.
*Utility Meter—The utility meter measures your energy use. It actually goes backward when your system generates more power than you immediately need. This excess solar energy offsets the energy you use at night.
*Utility Grid—Your business is still connected to the grid. You’ll need that power from the utility company at night, but don’t worry. The cost is offset by any excess solar energy you put into the grid during the day.
*Note: crediting or pricing on electricity generated by your solar system may differ to the power consuming from the grid. Power Companies may have different crediting or pricing policies. Please do consult your current power company.