- Sunlight hits your unobstructed solar panels.
- Photons from the sun are converted to DC electricity by a process called the ‘photovoltaic effect’.
- The inverter converts DC to AC electricity, suitable for your household appliances.
- AC electricity is sent to your electrical panel (breaker box).
- Your home firstly uses electricity from your solar PV system, if not enough, draws more electricity from the grid.
- Your utility meter measures your electricity production and consumption.
- Any excess production in the daytime is automatically ‘exported’ back to the grid. (See *net-metering below)
- At night, when there’s no sun, your home automatically goes back to the grid for power. (Because you do NOT have back-up storage).
*WITH net-metering – Your utility provider gives you a peso credit for excess electricity received at the end of the month, and deducts the credits earned to the your electric bill.
**WITHOUT net-metering – Your meter will read excess electricity as a charge.