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Encinitas and surrounding areas Solar Power FAQ

These are the most common solar questions asked by our clients in the San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas and surrounding areas. Contact us today at (858) 222-0262 so that we can discuss your solar power needs, since each solar power system configuration and design is different we will study your case and provide an array of options.

How does a residential solar electric system work?

The panels (also called modules) mounted on your roof convert sunlight directly into DC power. A component called an inverter converts this DC power into AC power that can be used in your home. The system is interconnected with your utility. During the day, if your solar system produces more electricity than your home is using, your utility may allow net metering or the crediting of your utility account for the excess power generated being returned to the grid. Your utility would provide power as usual at night and during the day when your electricity demand exceeds that produced by your solar system.

What is Net Meetering

Net metering measures the difference between the electricity you buy from your utility and the electricity you produce with your solar energy system. Under net metering, any excess electricity produced by your solar energy system is delivered back into the utility grid, effectively spinning your meter backwards.

Your meter spins forward when your solar energy system is not producing all of the electricity you are currently using. Your electric meter keeps track of this net difference as you generate electricity and take electricity from the utility grid.


How Does Net Metering Work with my Solar Panels?


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As advocates for this new and exciting renewable technology, we are constantly training our staff in keeping up with the latest National Electrical Code (NEC), local codes and techniques.

BMC Solar installers have and continue to receive certified manufacturer training from a wide variety of solar industry leaders including module, inverter, racking, switch-gear, grounding and data-monitoring producers.


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From design to finish, our experienced estimators, project managers and technicians provide the expertise to ensure your Solar Power project in the San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas area is completed on time, on budget and up to code. Contact us today and we'll show you how we can put our knowledge to work for you.


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