How Solar Panels Work

How solar power works

  • The sun shines on the solar panels generating DC electricity.
  • The DC electricity is fed directly to the solar inverter which coverts it to 240 AC electricity.
  • The 240V AC electricity is used to power appliances in your home.
  • Any surplus electricity is fed back into the main grid.

Whenever the sun shines, even in overcast weather, the solar panels will generate electricity, this electricity is moved to the invertor to be converter to AC 240 power to be used in the home. If you system produces more power than you consume on the day the power is then fed back to the main power grid. A credit is then applied to your account. Of an evening the household draws power from the main grid and is metered at the standard rate unless a solar battery is installed to capture the surplus power for evening use. The life expectancy of solar systems is 25 years.