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How our grid connected solar power system works

While the technology behind solar power may seem complex, when broken down, it is easy to understand as it only requires a few components installed in your home or business.
  • The sun shines on the solar panel generating DC electricity
  • The DC electricity is fed into a solar converter that converts it to AC electricity used to power appliances in your home and is the same electricity you receive from the utility company.
  • Any surplus electricity generated from the solar panel is fed back into the main grid where you receive credit.
If the solar panel system is producing more power than is being consumed, the surplus is fed into the mains power grid. Your electric company will meter the electricity fed into the grid by your system and provide a credit on your bill. If you go on vacation, your solar panel system will continue to produce power every day reversing your electric meter. You can then use that electricity without any charges while your solar panel system continues to generate more! When the solar cells are not producing power, for example at night, your power is supplied by the mains power grid as usual. Your electric company charges the usual rate for the power used. As all of the components in a grid connect system have no moving parts, you can expect a long and hassle free life from your solar power system!

Installing a grid connect solar system

Most customers choose a roof mounted solar system.Our licensed and experienced installers will aim to install the modules at an angle which ensures that the glass face of the modules is positioned at 90 degrees to the sun for most of the day. As an example, in San Diego, this angle would be approximately 30-40 degrees to the horizontal. Standard San Diego roofs usually have an angle of elevation of ~22 degrees, which is acceptable. This provides a close approximation to the position in which a solar array produces its maximum output. For installations on flat roofs an elevated array frame allows the solar modules to be installed at an angle of elevation of approximately 30 degrees from the horizontal to produce its maximum output.

What's the right size system? How much will it cost?

Everyone's needs are different and the generation potential of solar power differs from place to place. The best way is to fill up our form below or contact us directly at 888-202-1952. We will setup a free consultation where we will analyze your electric bill as well as your property’s roofing to determine the cost and estimated benefits of a solar system. We will help you with the entire process of getting a solar system setup with $0 out of pocket and immediately lower or completely eliminate your electric bill!

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