What If My Solar Panels Produce More Power Than I Can Use?

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A solar energy system is very productive at certain times of the day. There are a lot of instances when your system is putting out more energy than your family is using. Even at those times when you’re doing laundry, many of your lights are on, and the kids are playing video games, you aren’t using as much power as you are creating.

Solar Power is Prolific

The power that comes from the sun is limitless. While our ability to harness that energy is not, we have made great strides toward getting as much as we can out of it. In fact, the solar power we can harness can often surpass our needs. That is a wonderful problem to have. There was a time when getting enough solar energy to light one light bulb seemed like an impossible task. Now we could power entire cities if we wanted and we wouldn’t have to worry about running out of energy.

Connecting to the Grid

When your solar energy system is installed it will be connected to the electrical grid in your neighborhood. Your solar panels will create electricity that will power your house and the excess will be fed back into the grid. The power company will use this surplus of energy for the homes of your neighbors and the other buildings in your city. When they bill you for the month they will factor in the power that they got from you and they will add a credit to your account. More often than not you will receive a bill that has a negative balance.

Negative Power Bill?

There will be times when you will still use electricity from the power company. You won’t get any solar power at night and your output will be greatly reduced on cloudy days. At those times the power company will draw from your credits and you’ll add back to them the next day. The goal is for your power bill to stay in the negative more often than not and to have a net-zero balance over the course of a year.

At Aurora Energy, we have friendly and knowledgeable solar consultants that are ready to help you make the first step toward energy independence. When you’re ready, give us a call. We’ll send one of them to your house to design a system that is specific to your needs. Visit our Facebook page to see some satisfied customers and learn more about our process.

If you’re ready to start saving hundreds, or thousands, of dollars every year on your power bill then call us today!

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A solar energy system is very productive at certain times of the day. There are a lot of instances when your system is putting out more energy than your family is using. Even at those times when you’re doing laundry, many of your lights are on, and the kids are playing video games, you aren’t using as much power as you are creating.

Solar Power is Prolific

The power that comes from the sun is limitless. While our ability to harness that energy is not, we have made great strides toward getting as much as we can out of it. In fact, the solar power we can harness can often surpass our needs. That is a wonderful problem to have. There was a time when getting enough solar energy to light one light bulb seemed like an impossible task. Now we could power entire cities if we wanted and we wouldn’t have to worry about running out of energy.

Connecting to the Grid

When your solar energy system is installed it will be connected to the electrical grid in your neighborhood. Your solar panels will create electricity that will power your house and the excess will be fed back into the grid. The power company will use this surplus of energy for the homes of your neighbors and the other buildings in your city. When they bill you for the month they will factor in the power that they got from you and they will add a credit to your account. More often than not you will receive a bill that has a negative balance.

Negative Power Bill?

There will be times when you will still use electricity from the power company. You won’t get any solar power at night and your output will be greatly reduced on cloudy days. At those times the power company will draw from your credits and you’ll add back to them the next day. The goal is for your power bill to stay in the negative more often than not and to have a net-zero balance over the course of a year. At Aurora Energy, we have friendly and knowledgeable solar consultants that are ready to help you make the first step toward energy independence. When you’re ready, give us a call. We’ll send one of them to your house to design a system that is specific to your needs. Visit our Facebook page to see some satisfied customers and learn more about our process. If you’re ready to start saving hundreds, or thousands, of dollars every year on your power bill then call us today!

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