How Solar Panels Work
Individual solar cells called photovoltaic cells or PV cells make a solar panel. When sunlight hits the PV cells on a solar panel, its converted into electrons of direct current or DC electricity. From the solar panel, the electrons flow into an inverter. The inverter converts the DC power to AC power. Your home appliances, lights and heating systems use AC power.
For home solar systems in Minnesota, a net energy meter tracks the solar energy produced. Your utility company will credit your bill if you make more energy then what you've used. If the solar panels produce less electricity than the home needs, energy is pulled from the utility grid. There is no interruption in the flow of electricity, and you’ll never notice the switch!
Increase the value of your home, with the power of the sun.
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Zenergy provides homeowners with simple and affordable clean energy. We’ll design the right system for you based on your goals and pocket book. We have options for off-grid, grid-tied and energy storage. We can design a system that will allow for future expansion as well.
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“Zenergy has taken charge of our fiber optic projects from start to finish. We’ve been very pleased with the result and will continue to use their services.”
“Every day the sun shines, we have a smile on our faces knowing that day’s electricity is free. We also feel good knowing that we are using clean, renewable energy that helps our environment – along with our pocketbook. Zenergy has been a great partner to work with and we would encourage everyone to contact them with any questions!”
“The installation of the solar furnace has provided overall energy saving for our taxpayers, and as important, it has provided learning opportunities for our students. Teachers are incorporating energy conservation lessons in many science classes and this project provides hands-on opportunities to see how this system functions. Zenergy continues to be a leader in alternative energy and we look for future expansion in other buildings in future years.”
“We get many compliments on our signs. Being lighted with solar power was the right choice”
“This renewable energy project is a direct fit for our Charter School of environmental learning and complements our most recent addition composed of 4 classrooms for 5th and 6th grades, a purpose designed art lab, greenhouse, and demonstration area. It is a major enhancement to that project’s environmental stewardship protocols, all characterized in the proprietary SEEDS, ‘Smart Energy and Environmental Design Standards’ used throughout that addition’s design and construction.”