What is a rooftop solar system and how does it work?

Solar panels absorb the sun's energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. It is then supplied to your house for use. In a rooftop solar system, the solar panels can be set up on the roof of any residential, commercial, institutional or industrial building. This can be of two types: (i) Grid connected rooftop solar system, or (ii) Rooftop solar system with storage facility using battery.