How Solar Works

HOW SOLAR WORKS

What Do I Need?

By tapping into the Suns free source of renewable energy that is sustainable and totally inexhaustible, you can power your home while making great savings on your monthly Electricity bills. But how do you convert that sunlight into useful power?

Step 1: Installation

Panels are made up of Photovoltaic (PV) cells that are installed on your roof to capture as much sunlight as possible in Australia. Ideally, a north-facing or east-west configuration.

Step 2: Collection

The solar panels are made of Crystalline Silicon Cells known as Photovoltaic (PV) Cells that collects energy from the sun in all daylight conditions and even on cloudy days it will still generate power albeit with lower production than on clear days. The PV Cells converts the Sun’s ray into Direct Current (DC) electricity.

Step 3: Conversion

An Inverter is used to convert that DC power into Alternating Current (AC) electricity and feeds it straight into your home’s wiring where it will power up your lights, appliances and everything that uses electricity in your home. This works in tandem with the grid supplied power where it supplements the grid supply.

Step 4: Credit

Whenever your solar system produces more electricity than you can use, the excess power flows back into the public grid. Most Energy Retailer will offer a credit for this known as Feed In Tariff (FIT). At night, when the Sun sets, your system will not be producing electricity, you simply buy power your energy retailer instead. Alternatively, consider adding a battery so you can store the excess power you generate for later use.

HOW STC REBATE WORKS

1. REDUCTION IN PURCHASE PRICE
2. CREDITS FOR EXCESS POWER
3. SOLAR REBATES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA