When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility tariff rates and solar policy in your area, but going solar is a smart investment plan regardless of where you live.
Solar power, like other renewable energy resource, has many environmental benifits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.
In Net metering system,the user utilities solar energy system for the electricity produced by their solar panels. With net metering you only pay for the electricity that you use beyond what your solar panels can generate. Net metering policies differ from state to state.
Solar panels absorb the sun's energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.
The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. As a result, your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy and no energy at night. However, because of high electricity costs solar is a smart decision even if you live in a cloudy city.
When you install solar panels on your property, you will still be connected to the grid. This allows you to draw from the grid when your system is not producing all of the power that you need, and send power back to the grid when you produce more than you use. It is possible to go off grid with a solar energy system that includes battery storage, but it will cost significantly more and is unnecessary for the majority of homeowners.