Baker Roofing Company's division, Baker Renewable Energy, offers a full line of residential solar products for homeowners looking to offset their energy costs. Today there are numerous popular solar technologies available, and although the field of photovoltaics is constantly evolving, the most common and reliable today is photovoltaic solar panels. These solar energy panels convert sunlight into energy via cells of silicon crystal and other materials that will give off an electric spark when struck with sunlight. These panels are generally installed on the roof of your home and convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power. Then, the DC power flows to an inverter. The inverter converts the DC power to alternating current or AC power. This is the type of power that is standard in most homes. We use AC power for our toasters, hairdryers, computers, and pretty much anything else that plugs into an outlet. The power then travels from the inverter to your electrical panel or what most people call a “breaker box”. You can now use solar power in your home.