Solar energy works by having solar panels installed on the roof of your home or business and they are used to harness solar energy from the sun. The energy captured from the sun is converted into renewable energy. The energy captured by your solar panels can be used to supply power to your home for things like appliances, lights, etc.
If extra power is generated from your solar panels that is not used by your home, it will be exported through your electrical meter into the local power grid. Your energy provider will automatically credit you for any extra power your solar panels create and feed back into the system. Not only will you be helping make the planet greener, you will be saving money on your electricity bills and potentially earning money by selling any extra energy harnessed.