How solar works
Vivint Solar takes the power plants, transformers, and other complicated infrastructure of traditional power out of the energy equation. Just the sun, channeled directly to your home.
Step 1: Solar panels collect sunlight
Every panel used in a Vivint Solar installation is made up of photovoltaic (or PV) cells. When sunlight hits your solar panels, the PV cells produce direct current (or DC) electricity.
Step 2: Power is converted into usable electricity
On the back of each solar panel is a microinverter. The microinverter converts DC electricity into alternating current (or AC) electricity, the type of usable electricity needed to power your home.
Step 3: Electricity flows into the net meter
Usable electricity flows from the panels, and into the net meter. The net meter is just like a standard utility meter, but it measures the electricity you’re drawing from the grid, and the excess electricity your solar panels are producing and sending into the grid.
Step 4: Use the electricity produced by the sun
After flowing through the net meter, electricity is distributed into your home to power things like your refrigerator, air conditioner, and other appliances. If your solar panels don’t produce enough energy for your needs, additional power is drawn from the grid.
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