When sunlight strikes the solar modules (photovoltaic cells) the modules generate
DC voltage and current. The modules are grouped together and wired in series
so that output is increased depending on the number of modules in the circuit.
The DC current is sent to an inverter which converts the DC power to AC power
which can then be fed into the incoming electric grid from the power company.
If the draw for power from the house or business is greater than the solar
modules are producing, then they act as a supplement to the power from the
utility company and reduce the amount of power being paid for, but if the
amount of power they are producing is greater than the demand from the house
or business, then that power is fed back into the electric grid and you are
now selling power back to the power company. When this happens your electric
meter will spin backwards (net-metering) providing a credit on your bill.
Garden State Solar will do a free onsite evaluation of your home or business
after a phone consultation and can accurately estimate how much money you
will save with a solar electricity system installed at your location.
The time is now for solar power in New Jersey. If you are interested, act
now while current incentives are in effect.