Everyone seems to be jumping on the solar power craze; however, does anyone actually know how it works? Here at SEM Power, our team of professionals is here to make sure you have all the information you need to understand how solar panels for your home works. We are specialized Florida solar installers who care. 


How Does Solar Work?

Solar generated electricity continues to grow as the world’s fastest-growing energy source. And as it grows, this means that more residents incorporate solar energy into their households. States like New Mexico are already beginning to pass clean energy legislation, illustrating how far renewable energy has come. But how does the solar process work? We are here to break it down. 


The solar panels are usually installed on your roof, and they’re made of silicon photovoltaic cells- so they can absorb as much sunlight as possible. With the help of the solar panels, the sunlight is converted into direct current electricity. That’s because of the photons from sunlight, which knocks electrons loose from their silicon atoms.


From there, the direct current electricity converts into alternating current electricity. This feeds into your main electric switchboard; your switchboard is responsible for storing and distributing this energy for home use. Too scientific? Let’s break it down further.


The Process of Solar Panels for Your Home

  1. Solar panels absorb sunlight
    1. The panels are made with silicon photovoltaic cells which absorb sunlight.
  2. Sunlight is converted into direct current electricity.
    1. Inside the cells, photons from sunlight knock electrons loose from their silicon atoms. 
    2. Two opposite-changed lawyers of silicon labeled N & P.
  3. Direct current electricity is converted into alternating current electricity.
    1. The direct current electricity is sent to your home’s inverter, which turns it into alternating current electricity. 
    2. The inverter feeds the alternating current electricity to your main electric switchboard. 
  4. Solar generated energy is stored for home use. 
    1. The main electric switchboard stores and distributes your solar-generated energy as you use it throughout your home. 

If your residential solar system is generating more power than being consumed, the surplus power is changed back to the main power grid, which gives you credit on your electric bill.


We Are Here To Help! 

The SEM Power management group leads our team of professional employees by recognizing the importance of education in safety, quality of workmanship, and the ability to execute by holding one another accountable. This methodology arms our field personnel with a proven track record of accomplishments in completing solar and battery projects on time with a reduction of cost, increased reliability, and utmost care in quality.


Call Our Florida Solar Installers

If you are balancing the idea of implementing solar panels for your home, we have everything you need. SEM Power is a top Florida solar installer and features the best solar battery system. We are leading the charge when it comes to harnessing the power of battery technology, and we have made significant investments already. Call our professionals today for Florida solar panels and installation. We are specialized in solar battery storage and are ready to get you started for the future with one of the best solar companies in Florida!


Customer Reviews


Customer Reviews

Ed Schifman

I rarely write reviews, and to be frank, a company needs to be very bad or they need to be extraordinary to get me to post anything. In the case of SEM Power, the word EXTRAORDINARY is the right word. Although I installed approximately 112 solar panels about five years ago, Hurricane Irma required a new roof, and in doing so, those 112 solar panels had to come down and then reinstalled back in place. Because I was able to reconfigure my solar pool heater in a different location, it allowed me the ability to add another 12 or so panels. In doing so, my billing from FPL has gone from $650 per month five years ago to $8 today. Yes, $8!!! Hard to believe, but solar is incredible. In addition to a reinstall, the software needed to be able to see and control the daily use of power has been challenging, only because an outside vendor supplies the equipment and software. That said, SEM Power has been by my side to get this resolved multiple times due to no fault of their own. This is a tribute to a great organization that I feel was a great decision on my part. If you choose solar, give them a call. I was 110% satisfied!!!

Steven Gardner

Awesome Company, great customer service, installation, and a wonderful experience overall. I am now saving a lot of money on my electric bill. Thanks

Brian TR.

I have been researching solar companies for a year or more and recently went with SEM Power. Today is install day. The crew showed up on time and were ready to work. I am impressed with the respect and work ethic the three gentlemen have doing the install. They are quick with the "Yes sir, no sir" and took the time to show me the workings of the power inverter panel installed on the side of my house. The lead worker explained the process to me of what would be taking place during the install. Michael Barger, the salesman kept me apprised of the items to follow, the inspections, Fpl meter swap and final testing. I am glad I went with SEM Solar and reccomend them to all.

Jacqui McCurdy

Fantastic company fantastic experience! I have had solar for 2 years now and save at minimum half of my old Duke power bill every month. This company has excellent follow up and very responsive to calls! I love looking at the app they have hooked up to the system to monitor my savings! Thank you SEM!!

Jim Latchford

I have had the opportunity to interact with the personnel of SEM Power regarding some equipment issues with my solar panel system and found their response to be professional on a personal and technical level. They went the extra mile to assure me that I understood the nature of the issues and their satisfactory resolution of same. I am quite satisfied with their continue willingness and efforts to make sure that their system is performing as advertised to my satisfaction.