The sun creates solar radiation, which solar panels convert into Direct Current (DC) electricity. The electrical/Utility Grid, along with your home, runs off of Alternating Current (AC). To convert the direct current (DC that solar panels create) to alternating current (AC), there is an inverter system accepted by all utilities. The AC electricity is distributed directly to your electrical panel where the power created is distributed through your house as it is needed. If you don’t utilize the electricity created, it runs through your utility meter and spins it backward (similarly to a deposit in a checking account) and you receive credit for it via “net metering”.