How Solar Panels Work

Providing solar power for commercial buildings isn’t as complicated as you might think. This infographic answers the question: How do solar panels work?

It all starts with the renewable energy source that’s right above our heads: the sun.

Onsite commercial solar power installations are made up of a few basic components that are very easy to understand. These components work together to provide energy to power your building—and, if your local regulations support net metering*—allow you to send excess energy into the power grid for credit against your electricity bill.

How commercial solar panels work infographic

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*Check with your local electric utility company to confirm net metering is available in your area. Utility credits and incentives vary by location and are subject to change. Please visit the website for detailed solar policy information.

Related links:

Installation investigation: Choosing the right solar design for your organization

The 4 phases of a commercial solar panel installation

This post originally appeared on the SunPower Business Feed.

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