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Solar Panels are an easy and convenient way to save money, add value you to your home and to make your contribution towards saving our environment from global warming and pollution.  Below are the steps it takes for the Sun's rays to reach your electrical outlet using a solar panel system installed by Churner Electric. 
 
 
 
 
1.  Solar panels or photovoltaic systems are made up of dozens of solar cells.  Each solar cell within the solar panel layers is made up of electrons that jump back and forth producing direct power for the solar system when the Sun's rays ignite with the solar panel.
   
2.  The Direct Current or (DC) power is then sent to an inverter which converts it to alternating current known as AC power.
   
3.  The AC power travels from the inverter to your breaker box.  The power from the electrical panel is then distributed to any electrical items used in your home.
   
4.  The computerized controller regulates and controls the system and directs any unused power back to the utility grid. 
   
5.  The grid-connected system automatically provides additional electricity from the utility company any time you need it or when solar power is not produced.  An example of when a grid would automatically produce additional electricity would be at night, bad weather or during the day when your home’s demand for energy has exceeded the amount of solar power your system has produced.
   
6.  The flow of electricity in and out of the utility grid is measured by a utility meter. 
   
7.  When your solar system generates more electricity than your home uses (the meter on the utility meter spins left), your extra electricity is automatically sent to the utility company.  The extra power that your system produced is sold back to the utility company at the same rate that it is sold to other customers.  If this happens, this is when you will receive credits for the excess solar energy from your local utility company.
 
 
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