Residential solar power systems convert sunlight into electricity by the process of photovoltaics. Photovoltaic (PV) solar systems contain several components including: solar panels, solar inverter, electrical wiring & cables, and the mounting hardware. The solar panels of a PV system absorb the sun’s energy through sunlight and converts it into direct current (DC) electricity. In order for the electricity to be used in homes, an inverter is needed to convert the DC electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity. The solar system is connected to the power grid allowing you to sell unused or excess electricity back to the power companies called net metering. Photovoltaic solar systems emit zero emissions and have rapidly become the leading source for renewable & clean energy.