WHAT IS SOLAR ENERGY?
Our sun is our endless energy source. With solar power generated using solar panels, we can harness the natural power of our sun to provide free, low-cost energy with very little impact on the world around us. Solar power can also be used to heat your home or create hot water using thermal conductive units.
HOW DO SOLAR PANELS WORK?
Solar panels work using the radiation from our sun to create natural, clean, sustainable energy. Using photovoltaic cells to create electricity when exposed to daylight, solar panels will work best in full sun, but still produce power at a reduced rate on cloudy days. Photovoltaic solar panels work by using the solar radiation to activate the conductive elements in the array, causing electrons to move across the unit and create electricity that is then channelled into an inverter. From there, your home uses the power generated by your solar panels during the day, if you have a battery it can store some for later use if needed, or even sell the excess back to your local electricity company.
WHAT IS PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY?
A photovoltaic array is a system of connected photovoltaic cells, also known as a solar panel. Photovoltaic cells are composed of a semi-conductive substrate such as silicon (glass), impregnated with highly-conductive phosphorus and boron. When exposed to daylight, the conductive elements activate electrons to move across the array, creating electricity, which is then siphoned off and converted into safe, clean power for your home or business.
WHY SHOULD I GO SOLAR?
Solar power is a clean, reliable source of energy for your home or business. Installing solar panels on your home or business has never been as affordable, the price of installation can be recouped in as little as six years, and from that moment on the possibilities are endless. In over a hundred countries worldwide it is possible to drastically reduce your grid utility consumption through the installation of PV panels, and further reduce the cost of your energy bill through export tariffs. Using Solar Power can reduce or even eliminate your reliance on fossil fuels and other environmentally detrimental energy sources.