Harnessing the power of the sun for your home's energy needs can provide huge savings on your electric bill. However, your house must be set up correctly to take advantage of solar power. If you do not want to hire a company to complete your installation, it is easiest to purchase a solar panel kit. The kit will include the solar panels, mounting materials and solar inverter. The solar inverter is installed inside your house to convert the direct current from the solar energy into the alternating current used by your appliances. You should consider using an electrician for the detailed electrical work.