How Solar Works


A Solar PV system works in the following steps:.
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he solar PV panels placed on roofs are made up of layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When sunlight hits a solar PV module, it creates an electrical field across the layers, which then generates direct current (DC) electricity. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced.
The inverter then converts the DC power generated by the solar PV module into stable alternating current (AC) 240V electricity, to be used safely in homes.

The electricity smart meter measures the amount of electricity that is imported and exported into the grid. Unlike old meters, smart meter has a digital display screen and can record electricity that is fed back into the system.
The generated electricity can then be used safety in appliances around the home.
The energy monitor can record and show how much electricity is being consumed in real time.

Extra Energy

 


Any extra energy that is generated from the solar PV module can then be exported back into the grid, and depending on the government regulations in different states in Australia, the extra electricity generated can be sold back into the grid to receive feed-in tariffs that will assist in lowering electricity bills.