email this page

Email this page to a friend to share information from SharpUSA.com. Just fill out the fields below and press Send.

  • * indicates a required field
  • (Limited to 500 characters)

  • Send Cancel

Save This Page

Register for My SharpSign In to My Sharp

How Solar Works

glossary

  • Inverter

    An inverter converts the electricity generated from a solar system from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) for use in the home.

  • Irradiance

    The amount of solar energy that strikes a surface during a specific time period. Measured in kilowatts.

  • I-V curve

    A graph that plots the current versus the voltage from the solar cell as the electrical load (or resistance) is increased from short circuit (no load) to open circuit (maximum voltage). The shape of the curve characterizing cell performance. Three important points on the IV curve are the open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current, and peak or maximum power (operating) point.

free consultation

Free Consultation

Find out how Sharp solar can work for you with a free consultation

incentives & rebates

Incentives & Rebates
Discover how installing Sharp solar products makes you eligible for savings incentives and rebates

Choose your experience

Tablet users can view our full site or experience our mobile optimized site.

Go to Mobile site. Go to Desktop site.