How Does Solar Power Work?

The diagram below shows the components of a
Revolusun Power system and will give you an understanding of how our systems work.

Solar Power System


Solar modules are the most expensive component of a solar power system. Also known as the solar power panels, they are the elements that sit on your roof and collect photons from the sun’s rays and turn them into direct current electricity. The modules we provide carry a 25-years performance warranty.


The inverter is the component that converts the direct current electricity from your modules to alternating current electricity to be used in your home. Your inverter will be placed in your garage or on the outside of your home for easy access. The inverters we install have a 5-10-year warranty.


Solar racking interfaces with your roof to ensure structural stability of the system and watertight roof connections. The systems we provide use Anodized aluminum and stainless steel components with life expectancies in excess of 25 years and carry a 10-year manufacturer warranty.


A monitoring platform shows what your system is producing in real time via a web connection allowing you to track system performance and respond to any system failures in the unlikely event one should occur.

When sunlight strikes your solar panel array, a direct current (DC) is generated through a reaction called the photovoltaic effect. The DC current is routed from the array down to your inverter, which is the brain of your photovoltaic system. The inverter takes the DC current from the solar array and transforms it into alternating current (AC) which is what is used in your home. The energy is then routed from your inverter to your main electrical panel, where it can supply all of the electrical loads inside your home. If your home is using more energy than your solar power system is producing, you will pull energy from the utility grid, meaning you will always have energy. If your system produces more energy than you use, the excess energy goes out to the public grid and you receive credit for it through a process called FEED-IN-TARRIFF.


It is important to note that solar power only “works” if you have a system that is properly designed and installed on your property. Buying some solar panels and an inverter and slapping them on your roof is not going to produce the results you desire. Think of a solar energy system as a power plant on your roof. Your local utility uses licensed electricians to work on its power plants, so shouldn’t you do the same with yours? Using substandard labor to install your system components or using unproven products can increase your risk of fire and electrocution while limiting the performance of your system. Therefore, when hiring a solar power company, make sure you consider only those that use licensed electricians and have proven quality assurance and quality control processes in place to help ensure optimal system performance.