A solar panel system, or a photovoltaic (PV) system, on your roof collects energy from the sun.
The electricity passes through a breaker box and makes it accessible for use from outlets in your home.
A control device changes the energy to electricity.
Sell back extra energy to the electric company or use as a credit on your bills.
Home and businesses have now gone solar in the U.S.
Since 2006, the cost of solar panels has dropped by more than
of residential & commercial roofs in the U.S. are suitable for solar panels
a new solar system is installed in the U.S.
people are employed in solar energy jobs throughout Massachusetts
solar capacity installed in Massachusetts in 2015
One MW, or megawatt, is a unit of power equal to one million watts.
current total solar capacity of Massachusetts
That can power over 163,000 homes with renewable energy!