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Since Perth is sunny most of the year, it’s a perfect opportunity for homeowners to have a more cost-efficient and eco-friendly power source. You won’t have to worry about wasting energy or money, since installing solar panels to your home significantly brings down your energy costs.
In short, solar panels take energy from the sun and convert it into electricity for your home. Many people think of large rooftop panels when they think of solar energy, but solar has so many more applications. Solar energy can be used to power mobile homes, satellites, and even cell phones. All in all, solar panels are an incredible way to make use of the sun’s energy that we are all exposed to daily.
The panels are made from silicon. Each panel is made up of small individual solar cells that are responsible for providing a negative and positive charge. One misconception is that it needs to be a clear sunny day for solar panels to work. They can absorb energy from the sun even on cloudy days.
Who would have known that we could harness the energy from the sun? It may seem confusing, but the way solar panels work is actually not too difficult to understand. In short, the panels absorb energy cast by the sun and convert it into electricity to power your appliances. Here’s how solar panels can create usable electricity from the sun:
Many people believe that solar panels only work on sunny days. The truth is that solar panels can even work on both sunny and cloudy days. They don’t, however, generate any electricity at night since the sun is down. Therefore, you will have to get your energy from the National Electricity Market at night.
As mentioned above, any energy you don’t use is sent back to the grid. Most companies allow you to use this unused electricity to reduce your energy bill. This is called a feed-in tariff, and the rates can vary depending on your state.
The great thing about solar is that it’s a low-maintenance, quiet energy source. You won’t need to worry about any shifting parts and frustrating repairs.
On top of that, the Australian government is rewarding homeowners who switch to solar by offering tax rebates. Complete Solar Services has industry connections to ensure you get the best deal on your residential solar panels. Call our friendly team today to learn how to get started.
How Residential Solar Systems Are Installed
You may have noticed large black solar panels on your neighbor’s roof. That’s because the majority of Australians install a roof-mounted solar system. Australia gets more sunlight than any other continent on the planet. To maximize your solar energy, we recommend you place your solar panels facing north or west.
Solar panels are mounted onto the roof of the residence and are often tilted. Most homeowners tilt their solar panels to make the most of the sun, even when it doesn’t rise high (like during winter). Depending on your home, roof-mounted solar systems are a great choice for your new renewable energy source.
Many businesses in Australia are switching to solar. It’s a great way to cut operating costs and contribute to the advancement of innovative eco-friendly technology. But how do solar panels help a business reduce operating costs?
There’s no doubt that businesses use a lot of electricity. From powering computers, air conditioners, servers, and other necessary appliances, the bill can add up quickly.
The sun shines free energy down onto your business daily. So, if you install a solar system, you could be using free energy from the sun rather than paying a power plant to use their energy, which is expensive and harmful to the environment.
The only time you would need to connect to the national grid is at night. Most businesses don’t use as much electricity at night, so your energy bill would reduce tremendously.
There are other benefits of commercial solar panels besides saving money and the environment. If you’re a business owner, you may be excited to know that switching to solar offers a wide range of benefits to your business. Here some advantages of switching to solar:
Solar is one of the fastest-growing sources of renewable energy in Australia. Over 2 million homes and businesses are harnessing the sun’s energy to power their lives. Since solar energy has been a growing market over the last decade, innovative technology like solar batteries has been developed to make the experience even better.
Solar panels can’t store energy on their own. A solar battery can store the power produced by the solar panels for later use. This means that homeowners can still use the sun’s energy at night when the sun is down. No longer will you need to connect to the National Electricity Market. Solar batteries are the next step towards making solar power a more efficient source of electricity.
A device like a solar battery may seem complex, but the way they work is quite simple. Solar panels harvest energy from the sun during the day and send it to a panel box. Most of the energy will be used to power your appliances, while the extra unused energy will be stored in your solar battery. You’ll still be able to sell unused energy because once your battery is fully charged, any excess power goes back to the national grid.
After the sun goes down and the panels can no longer absorb energy from the sun, your home will use the battery to power your appliances. You’ll still draw a small amount of energy from the grid, but your solar batter will significantly cut down your usage (aka your energy costs). You can even coordinate your battery with the grid so that you don’t use any power when rates are high.
Every day more benefits of solar batteries are being discovered. Solar batteries may be the solution to convince more homeowners to switch to solar, as it makes solar energy a more efficient source of electricity. Here are some of the major benefits of using solar batteries:
Less Reliance on Fossil Fuels – Inventions like the solar battery allow for more energy independence. As solar energy becomes a more efficient source of energy, we won’t need to rely so much on fossil fuels (coal and gasoline) to power our homes. Fossil fuels aren’t sustainable and are harmful to the environment.
More Control over Power Usage – When you can store energy via a solar battery, you can decide when you want to use your power. You can save all the power during the day, and then use your battery at night to power your appliances.
Save Big on Electricity – Conventional power is expensive. Solar is already a great way to cut down on energy costs. With a solar battery, you can save even more by reducing the amount of energy you consume from the National Electricity Market. Most homeowners can save anywhere from $80-$150 a month by using a solar battery.
Have Energy at All Times – There’s nothing worse than when the power goes out. With a solar battery, you don’t need to worry about waiting on the grid to power your home. You can use the energy from the solar battery while waiting for the national grid to turn back on.