Solar power is electricity that has been generated by the sun.
Here in Queensland we are in a fortunate position to get a great return on our investment in solar power systems, thanks to the amount of sunlight our solar panels are exposed to.
The way it works, is that the sun shines on the solar panels and the solar panels create DC voltage and current. Our appliances in the home can't use DC voltage, so the electricity created travels down to an inverter. The inverter changes the DC volts to AC volts. This is the type of electricity we can use, and is fed into the consumers switch board.
It costs consumers .30 cents including GST per KW of power we use.
If we create more electricity than we use, the excess power generated travels back to the grid. When this happens, we can get paid between $0.06 to $0.10 per KW, depending on your electricity supplier. So its better to not export to the grid at .06 cents and use free electricity during the day from solar PV panels.
Here is a useful little diagram explaining how solar power works. If you have any further questions, feel free to send us a message using the form below. We have great deals on 3kw solar systems click to find out more.