How does Solar work?
HOW DOES SOLAR POWER WORK?
1SOLAR PANELRays of sunlight (photons) hit the module (panel), causing a reaction inside the cells. The reaction produces a direct current of electricity (DC).
2INVERTERThe solar power flows in a circuit through the solar inverter where it is converted to an alternating current of electricity (AC) so that it can be safely used around the house.
3POWER GRIDSend your unused generated power back to the grid. Your selected retailer will credit you on your feedback amount.
4ENJOY YOUR OWN POWER Use your own self-generated power from the sun inside your home or business, absolutely free.
CLEAN ENERGY COUNCIL DATA:
Average daily production of a solar PV system
The power output of a solar PV system depends on its efficiency, size and location. The table below shows the average daily production of some common grid-connected systems throughout Australia.
The rated output is that achieved in perfect laboratory conditions. The Clean Energy Council design summary software takes these de-ratings into account when predicting averages for any given system.
A typical Australian house consumes around 18 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricty per day. This means that a 1-2 kW system could displace 25-40 per cent of your average electricity bill.
Current as at April 2016