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How does solar power work?

Solar power works by using photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight into electricity. Here's how it works:

Solar panels, which are made up of photovoltaic cells, are installed on the roof or another location on your property. The photovoltaic cells are made of layers of silicon and other materials that are sensitive to light.

When sunlight hits the solar panels, the photovoltaic cells absorb the energy and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity.

The DC electricity is then sent to an inverter, which converts it into alternating current (AC) electricity. This is the type of electricity that is used in your home or business.

The AC electricity is then sent to your electrical panel, where it is distributed to the different circuits and outlets in your home or business.

Any excess electricity that is generated by the solar panels is sent to the grid, where it can be used by others. This is done through a process called net metering, where the excess electricity is credited to the homeowner's account, and can be used to offset the cost of electricity when the solar panels are not generating enough power. Some utility companies will even pay you for the excess electricity that you generate and send to the grid.

Overall, solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help reduce your carbon footprint and save you money on your energy bills.

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