Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
Photovoltaic (PV) systems are solar energy systems that produce electricity directly from sunlight and are a reliable energy source.
From the abundance of sunlight we receive in New Mexico comes a clean and secure power supply!
A solar electric system is composed of just a few major components - photovoltaic (PV) modules which generate electricity when the sun is shining and an inverter which takes the power in from the solar array and turns it into grid quality power which can be used in your home or business or sent back onto the utility grid for consumption by others. If critical loads need power during a utility power outage, or power is needed for remote areas, battery based systems are also available.
It is becoming more important for our energy sources to be from technologies that can create sustainable economic opportunities, provide personal and national security, enable workforce expansion and provide abundant energy for a cleaner tomorrow.
When the sun is shining the solar electric system will provide energy for your electrical loads.
When the sun is not shining, the utility company will provide energy for your electrical loads.
When the sun is shining and you are using less power than generated by the solar array, the extra power will be sent to the utility grid.
When the sun is shining and you are using more power than the solar array can produce, you will be using all of the solar power and the utility company will provide power for the difference.