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Energy costs in Northern California have been increasing at a rate of 5-7% per year, and there is no reason to believe this trend will change. Generating your own electricity using solar power allows you to avoid higher-tiered, more expensive electricity purchased from your utility company. Relying on the sun as the renewable power source for your home’s energy needs protects the environment by reducing your dependence on non-renewable resources such as oil and gas.

Installing a home solar photovoltaic (PV) system frees you from exclusive dependence on your local utility company, because your own roof becomes a power generation source. The solar panels installed on your roof essentially create your own personal electric utility company!

  • Energy from sunlight is captured by the photovoltaic (PV) panels.
  • PV cells convert the sunlight into electricity that your appliances can use.
    In technical terms, an inverter converts DC (direct current) into AC (alternating current).
  • Excess electrical energy that your panels produce, above and beyond what is needed to power your home, is sent to your local utility company (or “to the grid”).
  • Meters at your home, connected to your system, keep track of how much energy is produced, how much energy is consumed, and how much surplus energy is sent to the grid.
  • Your utility company credits you for the energy your system produces – so your monthly utility bill is lowered dramatically. In fact, your utility company may end up owing YOU money!

How Solar Works

Solar Man Dan