How Does My Home Receive Solar Power?

The electricity produced by solar panels is a particular type of electricity known as DC – ‘direct current’. However, we use a different type in our homes, known as AC – ‘alternating current’. To convert the electricity into the required form, we use an additional device, called an inverter. The inverter constantly monitors the electricity coming in from the grid, and then modifies the DC produced by the solar panels to match it perfectly. A single AC wire is run in a direction determined on the site survey directly to your main service panel (fuse box) onto a single circuit breaker.

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