Glass panel, free-standing and rooftop solar systems in Australia are known as Solar PV Systems. The PV stands for “PhotoVoltaic” which is the direct conversion of light energy into electricity. But how does it all work?
If you’re after a detailed explanation, we recommend watching some explanatory videos on YouTube. This one, for example, explains more about PV solar panels and how they work.
If you’re not chasing scientific details and are happier to learn the shorter overview, here’s a brief look at how a solar system and its components can convert the sun’s energy into electricity for your home or business:
Solar Panels receive sunlight (photons) as the sun shines onto them.The components of the solar panel (which include silicone and metal conductors) use the “photovoltaic effect” to convert the sunlight (photons) into electricity. The electricity that is generated is in Direct Current (DC) form.The system’s inverter then converts the DC electricity into AC (alternating current) which is suitable for household use and appliances.
Solar Power is an affordable way to produce clean and reliable energy while at the same time reducing the carbon-emissions of every home and business. Up-front costs are usually government-subsidised, making it possible for everyone to enjoy the benefits of solar energy. What’s more, solar power is “free from the sun”, so ongoing costs of power consumption are massively reduced.
Solar power is perfect for residential, commercial and industrial installation. Whether you have a new or existing building, a custom system installation is available to suit every need. Browse our website for more information and then call Koala Solar to discuss your Solar Power options.