Frequently Asked Questions
How does solar panel work?
When sunlight hits a solar panel, the panel starts generating “DC” (Direct Current) electricity. The DC electricity is fed into a solar inverter that converts it into “AC” (Alternating Current) electricity. AC electricity is used to power homes, businesses and communities.
Any excess power that you generate goes into the main power grid if your system is grid-tied. If your system is off-grid, any excess electricity is stored in a battery pack.
What is the difference between on-grid and off-grid
Grid: Simply put, your electrical system is still tied to the national power grid. A grid-tied system brings in electricity from the national power grid when your solar power system is not producing electricity, i.e. at night. There is no need for batteries unless brownouts in your area are a constant problem. A grid-tied system ensures that you have electricity whenever you need it.
Off Grid: An off-Grid solar power system is entirely separated from the national power grid. You will need batteries to store power generated from your solar panels. This type of system is commonly found in rural and distant areas that have little or no access to the national power grid.
What is net meeting?
Net metering is a major incentive to encourage homes and businesses to install solar panels. Any excess energy you produce will be fed back into the national power grid. This is measured by a separate power meter within your solar power system.
This power meter keeps track of any excess power that you generate. What does this mean for you? If you produce more energy than you consume, you will be paid for it.