Residential Solar Energy—How It Works

Residential Solar Energy—How It Works

How Does Residential Solar Work?

Let’s take a closer look at how the home solar process works.

The solar panels are usually installed on your roof, and they’re made of silicon photovoltaic cells- so they can absorb as much sunlight as possible.

With the help of the solar panels, the sunlight is converted into direct current electricity. That’s because of the photons from sunlight, which knocks the electrons loose from their silicon atoms.

From there, the direct current electricity converts into alternating current electricity. This feeds into your main electric switchboard; your switchboard is responsible for storing and distributing this energy for home use.

You can learn more about:

  • The four factors for electricity quality
  • How much energy a typical solar panel produces
  • The benefits of residential solar power

Check out this infographic from The Zebra!
How Home Solar Works