Santee Electric Solar information
Santee Electirc Cooperative is your source for solar
photovoltaic (PV) information. We are here to help our members who
are interested in considering solar PV systems become more
knowledgeable and make informed decisions.
Before you install a solar PV system for your home, it is
important that you do everything you can to improve the current energy efficiency of your
home. A few simple measures can save you money by reducing your
overall energy consumption. Reduced
consumption may also help reduce the size of the solar PV
system that you will need to install and allow you to get more from
your solar investment.
How Solar Works
Think of the sun as a huge power plant that sends out waves of
energy in the form of photons. These photons enter the earth's
atmosphere and are responsible for the heat and light that we
Electricity can be converted directly from solar energy through
solar cells known as photovoltaic cells-"photo" (for light) and
"voltaic" (for energy). Individual cells combine to form what's
commonly referred to as a PV array. Normally mounted on a rooftop,
the PV array components convert that energy into electric current
to power some quantity of your household.
Below are solar resources for our members: