Ad Energy LLC
We believe solar power should be mainstream. For solar power to make that transition, it needs to be simple and affordable. The technology itself is safe and extremely reliable. So we made it our mission to make solar simple for homeowners. Our team is made up of passionate people who all share the same core belief of making solar simple.
There has never been a better time to go solar. The technology is mature and simple. Falling solar panel costs, rising energy expenses, and significant government incentives make the decision for homeowners to go solar an money saving one. And, going solar helps to preserve the environment and to promote our nation’s energy independence.
Solar panels produce electricity when sunlight shines on them. Solar systems are connected to your home’s electric circuit and the utility provider’s electricity grid, powering your home when needed and contributing any excess power to the grid. When the sun isn’t shining, you still draw power from the grid.
A – Solar Panels
Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels generate electricity when sunlight impacts them. The sun’s light (and all light) contains energy. So, when light hits certain materials, such as silicon in solar panels, the energy turns into an electrical current, which we can harness for power. The current version of the technology was invented in the 1950’s, and some of the earliest installations are still generating electricity today!
B – Inverter
Electricity generated by solar panels is DC (direct current), your home uses AC (alternating current) electricity. The inverter makes the conversion.
C – Meter
The meter records the amount of electricity generated by your solar panels. The meter will also record the amount of electricity your home consumes from the grid. You will get credit from your electric utility if you don’t use all of the solar electricity your solar system produces. In some cases, your meter will spin backwards! This is called “net metering”. With Ad Energy, we connect the output of the meter to the internet, allowing you to monitor your system’s performance online.
D – Electric Panel
The electric panel is the electrical brain in your home which routes power to the various circuits in your home. Solar power is fed into the electric panel, and in most cases the power is used for your electricity needs.
E – Electric Grid
The electric grid will still be available to power your home when needed. Your solar panels use the grid like a large storage facility.