How Does Solar Work?
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Electricity prices are rising. With the implementation of solar panels, you can gain a return both environmentally and financially. Solar Panels can generate power and generate revenue. Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI works with you to create the turn key solar solution that is right for you.
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Solar panels, also know as Photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, convert sunlight into electrical power. The power that is produced can be connected to an entity’s standard electrical infrastructure or the utility grid.
Solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. The electricity travels through the inverters and converts the DC power into alternating current (AC) power. This AC power is then used to offset the entity's electrical load. If the power produced by the solar panels is not used by the off-taker, the excess power will then flow back into the utility grid through "net metering." The utility company will provide a financial credit to the entity that produces power and that is transferred to the grid.
Purchasing a solar system provides many benefits including:
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provides the host customer power at a discounted rate, with no capital requirement. A third party investor owns the PV system and takes all of the incentives associated with the project. PPAs provide the following benefits to customers:
Rooftop / Land – A large space with little or no obstructions that faces toward the south.
Solar Panels – When facing south toward the sun they generate direct current (DC) electricity.
Wiring – High voltage wires are used to transport the energy safely.
Inverter – Converts direct current (DC) electricity produced by solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity.
Racking – Metal racking is used to mount and secure the solar panels to the rooftop.
Meter – Tracks the power produced in kilowatt-hours and displays the PV system's electrical output.
Data Compiling System – Tracking the power consumption and monitors and displays the PV system's electrical performance.
Maintenance – PV systems have minimal maintenance, but must be checked to make sure output is optimal.