Solar panels are made up of square-shaped semiconductors. These photovoltaic (PV) cells are clustered together and work with other components to absorb and convert photons from rays of sunlight into electrons of direct current (DC) electricity. Inverters within the system then convert the flow of these electrons into alternating current (AC) that is usable in household appliances. A system will also come with a battery, a charge regulator, various wiring and roof mounting hardware. Panels are designed with efficiency in mind and optimized to gain maximum exposure to sunlight.
The power grid connects with your solar power system and tracks its production of electricity on a meter. When you don't need all the energy your system produces, it is distributed into the grid. When your system is not producing at night or during a cloudy day, your household will be supplied off the traditional electric grid. You will either have a surplus of solar production or of traditional grid usage. Your utility bill will show this as a "net" consumption. If your system produced more power overall than you consumed, you will have a dollar credit on your bill that your utility company will carry forward for up to a year. The system is typically installed on a south-facing roof that has unobstructed access to rays of sunlight, but there are flexible design and installation options that a professional team can explore for custom situations.
Your solar panel system is designed to require very little maintenance and can last more than 30 years. Strict standards of dependability and durability are observed and having a professional team to install and set it up properly will ensure an excellent return on your investment over the long term. The California rebate program requires that the system comes with a 10-year warranty, but warranties with Legit Solar last for 25 years. The size and complexity of the individual solar system to best serve the energy needs of a property is subject to a number of variables. These include such factors as the electricity demands of residents, the size and shape of available roof surfaces, how much budget is available to invest in the system, and aesthetic considerations.