How Solar Power Works

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We know Verengo makes it easy to go Solar – but how exactly does Solar energy work?

Here’s an overview of how a typical Verengo system processes sunlight into renewable energy for your home.

 

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1.     It Starts with Solar Panels

Solar panels utilize the photovoltaic effect, which creates electricity from incident sunlight. Solar panels are only as useful as the sunlight they get, so poor orientation or bad weather will reduce their output

 

          Illustration of Solar Panels connected to an Inverter and Electric Meter
2.     Inverters Prime the Power

Power inverters take solar power from its initial form ­– direct current (DC) electricity – from the Solar Panels, and convert it to the usable alternating current (AC) that runs in your home and on the utility grid.

 

Illustration of Power Lines and Electric Meter
3.     Metering

In order to accurately track your solar energy production and usage, energy is transferred through a production meter. This can be used by a finance company to confirm how much energy the system is producing.

With Net-Metering, renewable energy created during the day that is not used by the home is sent to the grid – turning back the utility meter and earning the system owner power credit, which can be used even if the system isn’t producing. You end up only paying the difference, or Net, of energy in versus energy out

 

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4.     Enjoy Clean Energy

With the system fully operational, Verengo customers enjoy clean, renewable solar energy  with affordable rates to save money for years to come.  See how much you could save on your electric bill with Verengo Solar.

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What Can You Save With Solar?

With no end in sight for soaring electricity rates, your switch to solar will secure affordable power for your home & family for years to come.