MODULE or PANEL
is a device that converts light energy from the sun into electricity.
INVERTER makes the electricity produced by solar modules compatible with household devices and
the utility grid.
WIRING includes cables, connectors, and conduit that ties system components together and allows
electricty to move between system components.
NET METER is a watt-hour meter capable of measuring electrical energy going to and coming from the
Incoming light from the sun strikes the solar modules (panels).
Solar panels convert the energy from the light into electrical energy.
This electrical energy moves through the wiring to the inverter.
The inverter inverts and stabalizes the voltage so that household devices can use this energy safely.
From the inverter, electrical energy moves through the wiring to the household appliances, lights, and electronics.
When the electrical devices use more energy than the solar power system is producing the extra is purchased from the utility.
When the electrical devices use less energy than the solar power system is producing the extra is sent back to the utility and credit is
given by the utility. This credit is used at a later time to purchase electricity from the utility when needed.