1. Solar Panels: Once the sun comes out the rays from the sun hit the panels creating electricity.
2. Inverter: The DC (direct current) created by your solar panels goes to the inverter to convert the electricity into an AC (alternating current.)
3. Service Panel: The electricity is then utilized for your home.
4. Utility Grid: Any extra electricity will get stored in the power grid as credits.
Contact An Energy Expert
- Contact Catch The Sun to have one of our energy experts walk you through our simple solar process.
- We will design a solar system that'll be aesthetically pleasing and meet all of your energy needs.
- Don't worry we'll take care of all of the heavy lifting. We'll submit permits and an HOA application for your solar installation approval.
- Once your permits are approved your solar system will then be installed. Our certified and highly experienced installers will have your installation completed in only a couple days.
- After the final inspection passes and the net meter is installed, your system will then be turned on.
- Enjoy your reduced electric bill and start saving!
The importance of net metering for residential solar and how it works. Your solar system will produce the majority of its power during the day, when most people are at work or school. Since, very little power is being used in the home at that time the extra energy produced by the solar system gets sent back into the utility grid.
1. Net Metering allows homeowners to store every unit of surplus solar energy or kilowatt hour (kwh) in the utility grid as a credit to be used later.
2. These credits are worth full retail value and give owners of a residential solar system the ability to use the credits instead of purchasing power from their utility provider.
3. Net Metering in Colorado allows a carryover of any unused solar credits.
4. All stored solar credits will turn into $$ at the end of every 12 month cycle!
5. This is a great way to store your extra solar energy and make money while doing it.