How Does Solar Work?

In just one hour the sun generates enough energy to power the world for an entire year.

Solar power is energy generated from the sun. The rays from the sun are captured by solar cells and converted into electricity; otherwise known as the photoelectric effect.

Solar panels are predominantly installed facing north and inclined at an angle to maximise exposure to the sun; If you have a roof that is flat or too steep, tilt frames can be utilized to maximise efficiency. To increase the amount of electricity generated solar panels can be mounted on a tracking unit, which ensures the panels are always facing directly towards the sun.

With new battery technology you may never have to use the power grid again. Solar is always improving and new technologies are always being discovered which ensure solar energy just keeps getting better.

Grid-connected systems do not need batteries to maintain supply, electricity is drawn from the grid when solar cells are not providing power at night or have reduced output due to cloudy weather.