How Solar Works

Solar technologies convert sunlight into electrical energy either through photovoltaic (PV) panels or through mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. This energy can be used to generate electricity or be stored in batteries or thermal storage.

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Solar Energy Definition

Let's explore how solar works and how to make the most of it. We're fortunate enough to live in one of the sunniest parts of the world, so using solar power just makes sense. Here is how it works. The beautiful ball of energy, known as the sun, sends it’s rays down to the solar panels on your roof. Within the solar panels are Photovoltaic (PV) cells inside of those cells are electrons that vibrate, generating electricity.
From there, the electricity gets converted from direct current to alternating current, by your inverter, to power your fridge TV or ironically, your air conditioner. If you need more energy than your panels produce, you can still get power from the electricity grid of your power company. Likewise, if you qualify for renewable energy buybacks from your energy company, you'll be able to sell any excess energy back to the grid. Not only is harnessing energy from the sun great for the environment, it's also a great way to reduce your energy costs and use as much of the solar electricity generated as possible. This means buying less energy and saving large amounts of money over time. We will have a wider solar energy definition in our blog posts very soon. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to call us directly.

How To Get Started

Start With The Survey

Quite literally, beginning your Sol Power journey is as easy as picking up your phone and giving us a call. The first step will be for us to schedule a SURVEY. After we’ve reviewed your utility bill for the previous twelve months of usage, we are able to sit down and establish exactly how much solar power your household is going to use each year. This enables us to determine how many solar panels will be needed to meet your unique usage needs. We also check out your home’s roof and Meter/Breaker Box, and from there, begin your design!


Next, we design your panel placements; we partner together to figure out where the panels are placed for optimal solar energy production and an appealing aesthetic. Obviously, the most important factor is that the panels are receiving as much energy from the sun as possible. However, we also know that no homeowner wants their castle to look like an eyesore! So a sleek & sexy design that maintains curb appeal with maximal sun exposure is a win-win!


After your survey and determining your panel design, we submit everything to the county for a permit, receive approval, and move on to installation! Once your new solar panels are installed and deemed ready, you will receive permission to operate (PTO) and voila! You’ve gone solar! We serve Johnson Valley CA, Apple Valley CA, Phelan CA, Oak Hills CA, Lucerne Valley CA, Oro Grande CA, and Bell Mountain CA.