How does Solar Energy Work?
The solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day.
This device converts the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity.
The utility meter measures your energy usage consumed from the grid and the surplus power being exported back to the grid by your solar system.
Your home/business is still connected to the grid. You’ll need that power from the utility company at night, but don’t worry. We can offset this by installing batteries to capture the excess solar power for use at night or in case of emergencies where the grid is unavailable.
The AC electricity is sent from the inverter to your switchboard to power your lights and appliances with solar energy.
ADVANTAGES OF SOLAR ENERGY
Solar energy provides a consistent and steady source of free energy throughout the year. As our non-renewable resources i.e coal, are set to reduce in the years to come forcing electricity bills to increase, it is important for us to move towards other renewable sources of energy like solar. This will benefit our environment, infrastructure and our future!
The main benefit of solar energy is that it can be easily installed in both homes and businesses as it does not require huge set up costs like other sources of renewable energy i.e wind turbines. With our low interest rates and rent to own finance packages, solar has never been more affordable.
REDUCES ENERGY BILLS
Since you will be meeting some of your energy needs with the electricity your solar system has generated, your energy bills will reduce. How much you save on your bill will be dependent on the size of the solar system and your electricity usage. We offer customised solutions based upon historical data from your meter to ensure you have the appropriately sized solar system to meet your requirements.