Solar panels are made of silver and silicone (or solar) cells which absorb light energy and convert it into excess electron energy. The solar panels then take that energy and turn it into electric power. The silver is the conductor and is used to pass the electricity through to an inverter.
The silicone solar cells generate direct current (DC) electricity which is converted by the inverter into an alternating current (AC) electricity, the type that can be used in a standard home.
Once the power has been converted to AC electricity, it runs directly to the electrical panel where it can be distributed throughout your home.
The utility meter is used to measure your electrical supply and reports how much energy your system generates to the utility grid. Your utility company adjusts your bill according to your energy generation and usage, with any excess energy accrued being credited to your account.
Here’s how the Patriot Solar Process Works
We’ll come visit you and evaluate your home and current power bill for potential solar savings. We’ll generate a custom solar savings proposal and help you with any questions you may have, making sure we get you locked into a low, fixed rate for clean power.
SITE SURVEY AND DESIGN
We’ll stop by to check out your roof and gather specific information for our solar design team. Our team will then create a custom solar panel design that is ready to harvest the sun.
PERMITTING AND NET METERING
We’ll submit your design for permitting and utility application for your net metering. All you need to do is relax and wait for installation day.
INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION
Installation generally takes 4-8 hours, depending on your system size. Once installed, we will conduct a final city inspection on your home's new solar system to insure it meets all efficiency standards before connecting live to the grid and generating clean energy.
CONNECTION (PTO), SAVINGS AND WARRANTY
Once your local utility and city have given the green light, we'll show you how to turn on your system so you can start keeping more of your hard-earned money in your pocket. Rest assured, all of our systems come with a standard 25 year Manufacturer's warranty.
BOOM, YOU'RE GOOD TO GO!
Once your system is installed you will be part of the Patriot Family.
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