Sunlight excites electrons to motion in a process called the photovoltaic effect. This generates DC power which is collected and sent to an inverter (a microinverter in our case) to be used by your home or sent back to the grid.
This process creates renewable energy by harvesting the power of the sun rather than relying on traditional electrification generated by the burning of fossil fuels.
To optimize this energy generation process, we use advanced solar design software to produce a precise image of your project site by using a combination of street-level and aerial images. This software allows our site designers to position panels advantageously based on irradiance—the amount of light striking a given area of a surface.
This means that panels are placed where they will be able to receive the most light throughout the day. With a solar system, it is important to take into account how trees, the roof, and other panels could possibly create shade spots.