Solar panels can save you thousands of dollars on energy bills and may diminish your carbon footprint while helping the planet. But do solar panels work at night, or will you need to draw from the power grid for your nighttime energy consumption? The short answer is no; solar panels have photovoltaic cells that trap the sun's rays with their receptors. The sunlight is then converted into electrical energy. Once the sun goes down, the panel cannot generate energy.
However, there is a way around this problem to prevent you from using the grid at night and paying your utility company. You can store the energy your panels produce in a solar battery, or you can send the extra energy to your electricity company in exchange for energy credits. Keep reading to find out the specific details of both methods — and how Axia can help you experience the benefits of energy independence and electrify your life!