Solar power is the most abundant energy source on Earth. It’s cheaper than fossil fuels and California has paved the way for the solar industry by being the number one state for solar installations. You may have noticed that your solar panels don’t stop working when they’ve collected enough power. Which prompts the question, what happens to the extra electricity from your solar panels?
How the Grid Works with Solar Panels
When your panels produce extra power, the power gets sent through the existing grid to help power your neighbors’ homes and businesses. This reduces the cost of electricity for the power company, which is how you get your credits. This also means that none of the energy you produce goes to waste, even if you’re not the one to use it. It makes an already amazingly efficient energy source become even more efficient!
Our Goal of Net Zero
Net Zero means that over a year, you have zero energy consumption above what your solar panels produce. Some days your panels will create more energy than you use and some days you consume more energy than your panels create. But, being at net zero means that overall, the overages and shortages even out.
It’s a delicate balance that Aurora Energy dedicates time and effort to achieve. During those bright sunny months in which you collect more energy than your household uses, you’ll receive credit on your utility bill. Essentially, you end up providing the power company with excess energy they can use. It’s almost like they are paying you in credits, kind of like a gift card to a specific store instead of cash for a return. So where do they send the extra electricity from your solar panels? Out into the grid. Then, you get credit for what your solar panels produce above what your home or business uses.
At Aurora Energy, we strive to make a difference in your life, your neighbors’ lives, and ultimately the world. Contact us today to go solar with your home or business. Together we can change the world!