Upon receiving your information you receive an email from Sungage to walk you through the rest of the pre-qualification process
Net metering is the process in which your electric meter can spin forward, and backwards to credit you for the power your system generated to the grid. Right now you have a meter on the side of your home or in your basement that keeps track of how many kilo-watt hours (kWh’s) your home uses. As your home uses more electricity the meter spins farther forward and so on. When you go solar however, the utility will swap out your old meter for what is called a “net-meter”. This meter allows the utility to see electricity going in both directions. It will spin forward when your home is “net” using power, and backwards when your home is “net” producing power.
The solar inverter uses moving parts to convert your solar electricity to a usable electricity for the home. The inverter is a very important piece of equipment and is the only moving part in a solar system. That being said, it is very important to pick the very best equipment and make sure no problems arise in the future. See our “about our products” page to learn more about the solar inverters we use here at Ph and how that sets us apart from the competition
As you may already know a solar panel is a collection of solar cells. Cells are doped up sheets of silicon that get excited when sunlight hits them. In the event of sunlight, the cells release a whole lot of electrons that create a current, or what you know as electricity. This process (known as the photoelectric effect) requires no moving parts, and as such, means the panels themselves are extremely durable. For this reason alone, most solar panel manufactures have enormous warranties on there products (most north of 20 years) because they know there is a very small chance of a problem occurring in their lifetime.