Solar panels installed on your roof, or placed on mounts, can harness the sun’s energy so your solar energy system’s inverter can generate clean power in the form of watts that you can then use to power your home. Excess watts of energy are sent to your electric utility’s power grid, and a net meter device installed in your home tracks how much energy you draw from and send to the grid. You can then receive energy credits for the solar panel energy you sent, and those save you money on your electric bill. You could even store these excess watts in a home battery to use later. Talk about a bright idea!