Solar 101
A Beginners Guide

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Step 1

SUNLIGHT REACHES THE SOLAR PANELS

The solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day. Microinverters (located on the underside of the solar panels) receive the electricity from the solar panels and convert the DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricty, which is used by your home appliances.


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Step 2

AC COMBINER BOX

The AC combiner receives the electricity from all of the microinverters and combines the energy into a single source.


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Step 3

AC POWER TRAVELS TO YOUR ELECTRICAL BOX

The AC electricity is sent from the AC combiner box to your electrical panel inside your home to power your lights and appliances with solar energy. The electrical panel is often called a “breaker box.”


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Step 4

A UTILITY METER MEASURES YOUR ENERGY USE

As you generate more power than you immediately need, the excess energy is sent back to the power grid and your meter records the excess energy as energy received by your local utility. This excess solar energy is sold to the local power utility through a net-energy program and offsets the energy that you use at night. Our monitoring systems can track your energy production and ensures that your solar power system is running smoothly.


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Step 5

THE UTILITY GRID AND YOUR EXCESS SOLAR ENERGY

Your home or business is still connected to the local power grid. You’ll need that power from the utility company at night, but don’t worry, the cost is offset by any excess solar energy you put into the grid during the day.


FLORIDA IS THE
IDEAL PLACE FOR SOLAR

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  • One of the sunniest spots on earth holding world records for
    continuous sunlight hours.
  • Legislated net energy metering to protect your investment long-term.
  • Outstanding financing options.
  • A rising cost of power.
  • A residential property tax exemption so when the value of your home increases with solar there’s no additional taxes.
  • No state tax on solar panels or batteries (a 6% savings).
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