Solar PV

The sun supplies a clean, renewable source of energy.  Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems convert sunlight into electrical current using solar cells configured into a solar panel.  The solar panels are mounted on racks that are affixed to the roof or cover the top of a carport.  A number of panels are wired together into a “string”.  Combining strings form an array.  The electrical output of the array (DC) is converted into alternating current (AC) by the inverter.  Alternating Current is the same type of power produced by the utility companies.

PV systems interconnected to the utility are called grid-connected systems and are metered in such a way as to allow the customer to get credit for any excess electrical energy produced by the solar installation.  The PV system connects to the grid through the customer’s electrical panel and can be continuously monitored during daylight hours.

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