Getting Started with Solar

How does Solar Power Work?

Understanding how solar power works can help explain the benefits of a solar installation by Hartland Electric.

  • A solar panels consists of many cells made of treated silicon - each one collecting solar radiation and converting it into usable electricity.
  • Multiple solar panels are wired together to form a solar array. The electrical output from the array travels through wires to an inverter, which is normally located near your breaker box.
  • The inverter then converts the electricity provided by the solar array into Alternating Current (AC), from Direct Current (DC).The AC is now usable electricity and is used to run your TVs, appliances, computers, etc.
  • BAM! Now your cooking with solar energy.

By installing a solar array you can capture the sunlight bouncing off of your roof and harness it into energy, lowering your electric bill and greenhouse emissions.

For more information visit our partner Michigan Solar Expert, Hartland Solar.