How Solar Works
- The sun provides energy in the form of photons, which is absorbed by the solar cells in a photovoltaic system.
- When the energy is absorbed by the solar cells, direct current (DC) energy is produced.
- The inverter, an integral part of the solar system, then converts the direct current (DC) energy into alternating current (AC) electricity so that it can power your home.
- All excess electricity is then sold back to the grid.
This video explains how solar energy systems harness the sun’s rays and turn it into usable electricity.
A brief look back on how solar power became what it is today.