How Solar Power Works
Solar power panels generate electricity from sunlight. If you are a resident in Queensland you have the added advantage of extra hours of daylight all year round because you are closer to the equator than the southern states of Australia.
The roof mounted solar panels are made up of many photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells collect the sun’s light and convert the energy into DC current. We’ve installed solar pv on homes and businesses for thousands of people on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.
DC current is fed through an inverter and converted to 240V AC electricity to power your appliances. The amount of electricity you can produce depends on the number and efficiency of the panels, the size of the inverter and the amount of sunlight in your location.
Your home stays connected to the power grid so when your solar panels generate excess electricity it is fed it into the grid. Conversely at night or when there is no current flowing from the solar panels your metre will purchase power from the grid because you are not producing enough electricity to meet your requirements.