How does it work?

Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels are made of thin slivers of silicon coated in plastic and

sandwiched between layers of glass.  When sunlight hits the panel, direct current (DC) electricity is produced.  This DC current then passes through an inverter which converts it into conventional 240 volts AC to be used by your household appliances or fed back into the grid.  

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1. How does it work?
2. Do I stay connected to the electricity grid?
3. Is my housesuitable for solar panels?
4. Do I need a permit to install solar panels?
5. How may solar panels would I need to run my house?
6. Why can't all my energy needs be met with rooftop solar panels?
7. How much can I save with solar panels?
8. What are the advantages of solar energy?
9. Other options?
10. What is the maximum system size AC or DC allowed?
11. Are batteries allowed or required for installation?
12. Is there a fee for submission of the interconnection agreement?
13. Are customers required to have general liability on their homeowners insurance?
14. Is a meter replacement required for solar panels?
15. Is a production meter required?
16. What is the Borough's buy back rate?
17. Are placards required? What are the requirements?
18. Are there any special requirements for installation?