Every Lifeline Energy solar energy system has five major components; each play an integral role in powering your energy needs.
1. Solar Modules.
Lifeline Solar Modules (panels) are the principal component of the system; when multiple modules are connected together they create a solar array. The larger the array the more electricity your solar energy system produces. These are mounted on the rooftop of your residence in clear view of the sun. The sunlight is directly converted into DC power through solar cells in the AC PV panels.
(Interesting added benefit; solar modules reduce heat absorption by your home minimizing the need for air conditioning.)
2. Solar Inverter.
The DC power generated by the solar modules enters the "power" inverter and is then converted from DC power (direct current) to AC power (alternating current), the same type of electricity that is being sent by the utility grid and used by homes and businesses in America.
3. Breaker Panel
Before the AC power reaches your home, its received by the electrical service panel then distributed to any electrical loads in your home.
4. Utility Meter.
This is the bridge to your ‘self-generation’ solar energy system.It measures the difference of the amount of electricity sent from the utility grid to your home and how much electricity you produced.If your solar energy system generates more power than you use, your utility meter passes excess through your meter and back into the utility grid.
In turn, you create the ‘NET-EFFECT’ where your meter spins backwards
and you gain the credit from your utility company.
5. Utility Grid
The utility grid is controlled by your electric company and it provides electricity automatically when needed — during the day excess solar production provides credits that are utilized during the night and power back from the grid into your home.