HOW SOLAR WORKS
While the technology behind solar energy may seem complex, when broken down, how solar power works is easy to understand – particularly in a grid connect scenario as it only requires a few components installed in your property.
When the sun shines on the solar panels the solar cells generate DC electricity (even in overcast weather).
The DC electricity is fed into a solar inverter that converts it to AC electricity.
The AC electricity is then used to power your property.
If a grid connect system is producing more power than is being consumed, the surplus is fed into the mains power grid. Some electricity companies will meter the electricity fed into the grid by your system and provide a credit on your bill.
When the solar cells are not producing power, for example at night, your power is supplied by the mains power grid as usual. The energy retailer charges the usual rate for the power used. Adding battery storage to your solar system allows you store excess energy generated by the panels during the daytime for later use at night.
As all of the components in a grid connect system have no moving parts, you can expect a long and hassle free life from your solar power system!
With a commercial solar system, generate electricity for free during the day instead of buying the power from the grid.