Thinking of installing residential or commercial solar panels but don’t know how solar energy or solar panels work?
Solar energy works by absorbing the sun’s energy and using it to silently and efficiently provide electricity for your house or place of business.
Our Sun is an incredible natural source of energy, acting as a natural nuclear reactor which released tiny packages of energy in the form of photons. These photons take 8.5 minutes to travel the immense distance of 149.6 million kilometres from the Sun to Earth. If we were able to fully tap into the power of these photons, it would provide us with enough energy for a full year. We could use this energy to power nearly every aspect of our lives, from powering everyday appliances in homes and businesses to helping create sustainable sources of electricity to light up cities or even entire countries. In this article, we dive deep into information on ‘how does a solar panel system work?’ and other resources regarding renewable energy.
Commonly installed on the roofs of homes and buildings solar panels absorb sunlight via photovoltaic (PV) cells. The panels transform the sunlight into direct current (DC), which is then sent to a solar inverter, which transforms it into an alternating current (AC). This then travels through the electrical cables within your home to power anything that needs electricity to operate. If your household’s energy usage exceeds what is produced by the solar panels then any extra electricity required will be sourced from the grid. If your household’s energy requirement is less than what is being produced by the solar system then the excess solar can be exported to the power grid and earn you $ for whatever electricity you sell back.
Exactly the same as they do at home.
Sunlight strikes the solar panels, stimulating the inside cells to produce DC power. The power is then transmitted to your inverter (or inverters) where it is transformed into an AC current for use.
Direct current (DC) electricity is generated by PV solar panels. The sun’s rays excite Electrons within the panel causing them to give off an electrical current.
Sunlight first reaches a solar panel on the roof. The panels convert that photon energy into DC current, which travels from panel to panel and then into an inverter. This inverter does what it says on the tin, it inverters the incoming DC current into AC current that is then sent through your electrical cables to your outlet sockets in your house ready for you to use with whatever device you plug in to it.
It’s simple and clean, and it continues to improve in terms of affordability and effectiveness.
Presently in Australia if you have solar panels installed on your home but are unable to take advantage of the electricity they generate during the day and don’t have a battery to store that energy then by participating in a program called feed-in tariff, your energy retailer will offer to purchase that excess energy from you at an agreed rate.
So not only does Solar generate you free electricity every day but you can sell that electricity for $.
When the sun is at its highest peak during the day, a typical grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system typically produces more electricity than a single user requires. The excess energy produced by the PV system is supplied to the grid and made available to other users.
The solar array is responsible for producing DC electricity, which is then inverted into AC power by a specialised device – a solar inverter. This device serves as the brain of the entire system, and its numerous features ensure proper operation and safety.
By adding a clean, renewable energy source to your home by installing solar, you’ve made the right choice to save money and contribute significantly to environmental preservation. Call Sunjuice Solar today at (07) 4183 0301 or send an email to in**@su******.au for more questions on ‘how do solar panels work?’, installation or to learn more about solar system services or solar batteries.
If you’re searching for an efficient source of energy that can help reduce your energy bill, the 6.6 kW solar system is here to fulfil all your expectations and needs. For example, these systems are highly versatile and performative that complement a range of different house sizes and types.. If your house is in a prime location that receives a good amount of sun exposure and has a spacious roof that can accommodate solar panels, you’re good to go. The best part is that there is no limit on the number of panels that can be installed beyond the maximum limit of your house’s inverter.