How it Works
The process of converting sunlight into usable electric power for your agency is a complicated job, but the electric system that gets it done is actually simple. Solar energy systems demand very little maintenance and have few moving parts. A Standard Solar's photovoltaic power system has few parts at all, in fact.
Roof Mounted Diagram
Standard Solar systems consist of solar (photovoltaic) panels mounted to the roof of your buildings, electrical wiring, and an inverter. Solar panels mounted to your roof are wired together. During daylight hours, they generate electricity and send it to your inverters—which convert the electricity produced by the panels (Direct Current, or DC) into the type of power your facilities use (Alternating Current, or AC) where it then flows into your buildings to be used by your employees and citizens.
Real-time information drives your agency.
Standard Solar gives you accurate data about the effectiveness of your solar electric system.
Once your Standard Solar system is installed, the power utility will continue to monitor how much electricity you use. If the solar system produces more power than you need, the system pushes the extra power back to your utility—creating a credit for the unused power.
There are times during the day or year—or even during periods of especially increased productivity—your agencies and facilities may become more power-hungry than normal. In that case, you will receive power from your utility as normal—and will be billed based on actual electricity consumption, automatically factoring in your solar production.