What is Solar Energy?
The sun is an incredible source of energy. Solar energy is created by the light and heat of the sun. Installing solar panels allows you to harness that energy and convert it into electricity. Through this process, solar energy can power households and heat elements (water and air). On the Gold Coast solar power is even more advantageous due to the extended day light hours Queensland is able to achieve.
In 2017, there were more than two million Australian households with solar systems installed. Solar technology has advanced significantly over recent years, with the introduction of the Tesla Powerwall. The Tesla Powerwall allows owners to use the energy stored rather than relying on the grid. This will reduce the overall cost of future electricity bills.
How do Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels produce electricity directly from the sun’s energy. The panels connect to an isolating switch, then to an inverter which converts the DC power produced by the panels into AC power that can be used at home. The power is then channeled into the electricity grid. The grid feeds electricity to the house during times when electricity consumption is greater than solar power production (e.g. during the night).
Electricity produced by solar panels power appliances that require energy during the day. These appliances include your air conditioner, refrigerator, microwave, television, etc. This is the standard process of distribution for most Australian states.