Where does the electricity go after it leaves the Solar Panels?
You can think of the electrical grid as a bathtub. There are many
faucets that fill up the bathtub, coming from coal, natural gas,
nuclear, wind, solar and hydroelectric generators. Once the electrons
hit the grid, there is no way to tell which source generated them.
Our systems are grid-tied.
This means we install an export meter that tracks the production of
electricity by your solar panels. The electricity produced passes
directly from the solar array to the export meter and into the
electrical grid. Your house uses electricity as normal, drawing from the
grid. When you do this your house has two functions - one as a
consumer, and one as a "micro-embedded generator”, which qualifies for
the Ontario Government MicroFIT program.
The electricity flow of a micro embedded generator