how solar system converts sunlight to electricity?


Solar power is the most abundant renewable energy resource we have available on earth. Solar generated electricity field tested and improved upon since 19th century. When sunlight hits modules on solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, the modules converts the sun energy to electricity that can be used to power your home. Whether the power is being drawn from PV installations or from a utility company, your home’s power performance stay the same.  The direct current or DC power that the installation produces wired in to an inverter. This inverter converts the direct current in to an alternative current better know as AC power. This AC power is the standard electrical current used to power electrical appliances through out the world. The electrical current converted from the inverter then flows on to the homes electrical services panel that feed the entire household.

 An optional tracking meter can track the home’s total electrical consumption, the total output of the solar installation and more.  These tracking devices often have live display systems or online monitors.  So you can measure how your homes electricity needs being met by the solar system or how well the system is performing at any given time. During the day, if the solar system’s production exceeds the consumption of home’s electrical consumption, the excess electricity fed back in to the power grid.  when this occurs you can observe the electrical meter rotates backwards. 



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Australian renewable energy production in 2019. (Source : Clean Energy Council –

Most states government’s in Australia has set up system of credits in place, that require energy companies to buy these excess electricity back for various renewable energy standards, portfolios and goals. In addition to reducing your electricity bill these credit can be sold to utilities. This produces revenue to payback the cost of investment for your solar panel installation and eventually turn a profit. At night or anytime your household using more electricity than the solar systems produces, the extra energy that needed to power the house pulled from the grid as it normally would be.  When you install a solar system on hour home the only noticeable difference is on our electricity bill. Investing in a solar system is smart sensible investment, that pays off itself by harnessing the most abundant free form of energy available to us today. 

Solar power – it benefits you, the environment and the worlds standard of living.  


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