Note: The information contained in this periodical weblog may be outdated. This was my personal weblog published before January 1, 2015. Since then I have been the co-owner and Principal Solar Designer at Florida Solar Design Group.

How does a solar electric system work?

Traveling around Fort Myers, I often find the questions about solar electric systems very basic. I created this graphic to demonstrate in a simple way how solar electricity works.

Solar Electricity Explanation
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Sometimes I forget that everyone doesn’t know this stuff!

The basic premise with a utility-interactive solar electric system is that you purchase electricity from the utility company when you need it, and you send electricity back when you don’t. Whenever your home is using less electricity than the solar panels are producing, you send electricity back to the grid for your neighbors to use!

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