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Posted May 22, 2014

A photovoltaic (PV) system is a great cost-effective way to power your home with clean, renewable energy. There are many different components that go into a solar system for your home. First, solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, which is fed into an inverter which converts the DC electricity into alternating current (AC). All electrical production is recorded by your solar meter and then passes through an AC disconnect (a safety feature, in case you ever need to turn the system off). The electricity is then fed into your home through your existing electric panel and powers everything that is in use. Through a process called Net Metering any excess electricity your system produces during the day is fed out to the grid through your net meter, which records the amount of electricity being sent to the utility grid and how much electricity you are receiving from the utility company at night. For details and additional information on solar systems contact Technicians for Sustainability at (520)740-0736 or email, and be sure to visit their website at

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