What is Solar?

How Solar Works



Photovoltaic solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. Photovoltaic solar panels are made of silicon crystals, the major component of sand.

Electricity is then passed into an inverter:

  • Converts DC current into AC current
  • AC current is the form of electricity appliances require

AC Current is passed onto your home electrical box.

  • Take whatever electricity you require
  • Excess electricity goes onto the electric grid
  • Any electricity going onto the grid spins the meter backwards, qualifying the property owner for an electricity credit


  • The Solar System is monitored to ensure optimum performance
  • If the solar system is not performing at 100%, steps can be taken to fix the problem



Cost of Solar

The cost of a solar system depends on a variety of factors including:

  • Shading
  • Azimuth
  • Rebates
  • Financing

To get a free accurate estimate, please request a free solar quote (on the left hand side of this page).


Rebates and Tax Credits

Remember, solar installations qualify for various rebates and incentives depending on when and where the installation occurs.

  • US Tax Rebate: 30% federal tax credit

To best determine the total cost of a solar system, you should take advantage of Renewable Energy Electric’s  free on-site consultation. Click here to sign up for a free consultation.


How Net Metering Works

Net Energy Metering

Net Metering Laws allow Solar PV System owners to earn credits for energy not used as it passes through the utility meter and back out on to the utility grid.  When a solar system generates more electricity than is consumed by the home, such as a sunny afternoon, the extra electricity is sent back the utility grid, and the utility company credits the homeowner.

For example, if you invest $25,000 on a solar power system for your home from Renewable Energy Electric, after incentives, this system may save you around $2,500 the first year.  Excess credits are accumulated when the sun shines. After the sun sets, electricity is seamlessly drawn from the utility grid and paid for using your excess Net Metering Credits generated during the daytime.

Summer’s just around the corner and a tidal wave of utility rate hikes are coming.


Have you been saving Net Metering Credits for this summer?

Solar Energy – A non-volatile investment that will last for generations.

What are you saving for?  Utility rates go up faster than most other investments.

Today, Utility rates are already higher than solar energy.


Peace of mind and more financial security.

Don’t wait too long, your 30% tax credit has an expiration date.

The longer you wait, the amount of tax credit you can use goes down.