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How Does Solar Power Work?

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1. Panels

Your solar panels collect the sun’s rays and convert them into direct current (DC) electricity. Solar panels – often called modules – are commonly rated with a number, which refers to their direct current (DC) output. American Solar & Roofing offers a couple of outstanding solar panel manufacturers and models, your Consultant will go over your lifestyle and suggest the best module for your home.

2. Inverter

The DC electricity flows into an inverter where it’s converted into usable alternating current (AC) electricity. American Solar & Roofing leads with one inverter manufacturer, SMA. SMA was founded in 1981 and is considered an expert in inverter and renewable energy technology. American only utilizes string inverters in comparison to micro-inverters, which can introduce more potential points of failure.

3. Meter

American Solar & Roofing will install a PV (photovoltaic) meter that is a required piece of equipment for solar homeowners. The AC electricity will enter your PV meter and be fed into your utility service entrance through your breaker box. The meter will be used primarily by the utility, to manage your production and consumption. Once we turn on your system, it will take about 30 minutes for your system to produce its first kilowatt of energy.

4. The Grid

Any excess electricity is then funneled back into the grid where you can either stock up electricity “credits” or get back money depending on your utility company. The grid will also send you electricity, if or when your home starts to use more energy than your solar system produces. This typically happens in the evenings, when your solar is off. On average, our customers see a complete return on investment within 7 years.

How Does Solar Power Work?

Our Process

Our process begins with educating our customers. Our goal is to equip you with the necessary knowledge to make the right financial decision for your family. You’ll find we are a solar and roofing company unlike any other and will be there with you every step of the way.

• Complete Guidance: We have a no pressure, free consultative sales approach. Our team will take you on a journey and work with you to design the ideal solar or roofing project for your home. Our dedicated team will be with you throughout your entire project.

• Unmatched Expertise: To our knowledge, we are the only licensed, bonded and insured roofing and solar company in Arizona. With over 22 years of experience, we have the expertise to provide solutions for your solar and roofing needs. We work with the top vendors and use only the finest materials for maximum performance and reliability.

• In-House: American Solar & Roofing is locally owned and based in Arizona. We’ve invested in building a prosperous future for Arizona communities, and providing the power of investment to all Arizonans. Our employees are all W-2 and represent American Solar & Roofing.

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Give our team a call at (480) 994-1440.


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