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How the Sun Powers Your Home

The sun’s energy can be harnessed in two ways: as a source of heat and as a means of generating electricity. At Con Edison we focus primarily on electricity generation, most commonly through the utilization of photovoltaic panels.

Please mouse over the highlighted components of the interactive diagram below to learn more about how the solar electricity-generation process works. Links are included for further information.

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Refer to the links below for more helpful details about the components of a solar-energy installation:

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