How Does Solar Power Work?

When sunlight strikes your solar panel array, a direct current (DC) is generated through a reaction called the photovoltaic effect. The DC current is routed from the array down to your inverter, which is the brain of your photovoltaic system. The inverter takes the DC current from the solar array and transforms it into alternating current (AC) which is what is used in your home. The energy is then routed from your inverter to your main electrical panel, where it can supply all of the electrical loads inside your home. If your home is using more energy than your solar power system is producing, you will pull energy from the utility grid, meaning you will always have energy. If your system produces more energy than you use, the excess energy goes out to the public grid and you are compensated for it through a process called net metering.


Solar modules are the most pricey component of a solar power system. Also known as the solar power panels, they are the components that sit on your roof and collect photons from the sun’s rays and turn them into direct current electricity.


The inverter is the element that converts the direct current electricity from your modules to alternating current electricity to be used in your home. Your inverter will be placed in your garage or on the outside of your home for easy access.


Solar racking interfaces with your roof to make sure of the structural stability of the system and watertight roof connections. The systems we provide use Anodized aluminum and stainless steel elements with life expectancies in excess of 25 years.


The monitoring platform will show what your system is producing; real time via a web connection allowing both you and our service department to track system performance and respond to system failures.



Net Energy Metering (NEM)

Net energy metering is a billing arrangement for utility customers who have solar power systems on their homes. Through net metering, solar power users can build up credits by generating energy for the public power grid and use those credits to pay their utility bills at the end of the year during what is called a “true up.” Your true-up date is set according to when you receive permission from your utility to turn on your solar power system.

The goal is to earn enough solar power credits to pay 100% of your monthly utility bill.

During winter there is less sunshine on your solar panels, you might use more power from the grid to power your home, resulting in a debit. In the sunny summer months, you will likely generate more power than you use and you will receive a credit to your net metering account. For solar power customers, the goal of net metering is to earn enough credits to pay 100% of your annual utility bill.

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At Home Solar Panel North Hollywood, we understand that a company is only as strong as its people. For this reason, we take great pride in our team. Since it inception, Home Solar Panel North Hollywood has always taken a “client first” approach to business and growth. Every member of our team is dedicated to our customers and our company, and starts each day with these two things in mind.

Home Solar Panel North Hollywood strives to be an industry leader in installation quality, workplace safety and most importantly, customer accountability. To this end, we have worked hard to meet and exceed the standards set forth by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. 



We Are the Preferred Source for Homeowners in North Hollywood


At Home Solar Panel North Hollywood, we care about the way your solar works and looks for you. In fact, our Solar Installation experts don’t just drill solar panels to your roof like other competitors. Our installation techniques are unique in the solar industry and we actually preserve your roofing tile. Our low-profile mounting system protects you from leaks and also gives your home a design you can boast about for years to come.

Are you ready to start saving? See how much you could cut costs by making the change to solar. Call our Solar Design Center and speak with our helpful team directly at (818) 646-6619.

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