How Do Solar Panels Work

How Do Solar Panels Work


It all starts with the sun. Solar panels on your roof catch the sun's rays and turn them into DC electricity.


Microinverters are the secret sauce. These black boxes attach to the back of your panels turn the DC electricity from the panels into AC electricity, the type your home uses.


Even though a solar energy system supplies electricity, staying connected to the grid is important. Energy from your local utility is an essential part of your energy mix.