Do Solar Panels Work at Night?

Jan 30, 2020

Solar PanelsSolar panels require sunlight to generate electricity, so you may think they only provide a benefit during daylight hours – a time when many homeowners aren’t even at home. However, while it’s true that your solar panels won’t essentially “work” at night, you will still be able to save money on your energy bills if you use a lot of electricity at night. It’s due to a process called net metering.

What Is Net Metering?

When your solar panels make excess energy, it is sent back to the electric grid for those around you to use. When this happens, your utility company will compensate you for the surplus energy with a credit. You will only be billed for the “net” usage, which is the difference between how much energy your solar panels produced and how much actual energy your home needed during a monthly period. So, even if you have to depend on traditional electricity sources to power your home at night, you will still see significantly low energy bills thanks to the energy your solar panels made during the day.

SunPower® Solar Panels

If you’re looking for top-notch solar panels for your home in Northern California, get in touch with the team at Byers today. We install solar panels from SunPower® that have a minimalist design and cutting-edge technology to ensure they always operate at peak efficiency. We’ll be glad to talk to you about how solar panels can be the right choice for your home and how much money you can save year after year with this system installed.

Contact Byers today to learn more about our SunPower solar panels. Our knowledgeable representatives can answer any questions you may have.