The solar panels produce DC electricity that run through an inverter to produce AC electricity. This energy flows into the AC power panel to power your home. Energy that is not utilized is diverted back to the utility grid, in which homeowners can receive credit through net metering programs from your local power companies.
Net Metering: The practice of exporting surplus solar power during the day (to actual power needs) to the electricity grid, which either causes the home owner electric meter to (physically) go backwards and/or simply creates a financial credit on the home owner’s electricity bill. At night, the homeowner draws from the electricity grid in the normal way.
Note: You can also store backup energy with batteries. This requires additional configuration, which our Solarians are more than willing to help you setup.