Solar modules convert sunlight into moving electrons of direct current electricity ("DC" power) which then flow from the module to an inverter. The inverter converts the "DC" power to alternating current ("AC" power), so that it can be used to power your entire home's electrical systems, including lights, cooling systems, and appliances. Optional battery back-up allows you to store the solar electricity for later use. A net-energy meter keeps track of the all the power your solar system produces.

How solar works

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If the PV system produces more electricity than the home or business owner needs, the extra kilowatts are fed into the utility grid. When your system is not producing more than your building needs, you will consume electricity from the grid as normal.

Your utility will bill you for the "net" consumption, or the difference between the electricity you have used from the utility and the solar electricity you have produced. Mid-State Solar offers both grid-tie and stand-alone PV systems for residential, commercial and agricultural use.

With solar PV, one size does not fit all - we've thrown out the cookie cutters. Contact us today for your free energy analysis, and let us design a solar electric system uniquely suited to your needs and goals.