Solar energy converts light from the sun into electricity. This electricity can then be used in your home or fed into the grid when it is not needed. This is done by installing solar panels on your roof that generate direct current (DC) electricity. This is then fed into a solar inverter that converts the DC power from your solar panels into AC power, which can then be used to power everything in your home.
Unused solar power is then fed back into the grid. For feeding solar power back into the grid, you receive a credit on your electricity bill called the feed-in tariff (FiT). Your electricity bill then takes into account the electricity you draw from the grid, as well as credits for the electricity generated by your solar power system that you don’t use.
With solar power, you don’t need to turn the system on in the morning or off in the evening – the system does this automatically. You also don’t have to switch between solar power and grid power, as your solar system can determine when it’s best to do so based on the amount of energy used in your home. A solar system requires very little maintenance (since there are no moving parts), which means you’ll hardly notice it’s there. It also means that a high quality solar power system will last a long time.
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