How do residential solar panels work?

A home solar system generates electricity from sunlight.

It’s clean energy that can lower your electric bill while doing something positive for the environment.

Solar panels make no noise and create no pollution – just clean, reliable electricity directly from the sun. At certain times of the day, your solar system will typically create more power than you are using. This excess power will be sent to your electrical meter, causing the meter to run backwards, and gaining “credits” with the utility company. You will then draw these energy credits from the grid on a cloudy day or at night when your system is not producing energy from the sun.

The Federal tax incentives now being offered can substantially reduce the total cost of your solar system.


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