Understanding how solar energy works and all the terminology that goes along with it, is essential when you are considering switching. At CVE Solar, we want you to be comfortable and informed when you make a decision, so we’ve provided the answers to the many questions we often receive, below. If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch.

How does a grid-tied solar system operate?

Solar panels collect the sun’s energy, which is then converted into usable energy for your business or home. The usable energy can be used to power electronics and appliances including your computer, TV, and smartphone.

Solar energy in your home also provides clean, carbon free energy for your transportation. Any excess energy not used by your electronics, appliances, or electric vehicle are exported to the local electrical grid and generates additional income.


What is the process to install Solar PV panels?

The first thing we do is a free assessment and we’ll need three things in order to complete this: 

  • A copy of your most recent energy bill so we can model your energy consumption for the purpose of designing an optimal solar system and provide accurate pricing.
  • A picture of your electric panel so we are able to determine if your new solar system can be easily integrated into your home’s existing electrical infrastructure.
  • Confirmation of your address — this allows us to use Google imaging, combined with our software program, to remotely design your Solar PV system, while taking into account available roof space, potential shading structures, and optimal tilt.

The assessment process also provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have about Solar PV installation.