How does solar workSolar power is created when sunlight hits the solar panels and creates low voltage DC electricity in the process. The system’s inverter then converts the DC electricity to 240 volt AC power, which is then supplied to a building’s main switchboard. This generated electricity can power any appliances that are operating at the time and if excess power is generated, it is sold back to the main grid.

New Systems Built to Last

To ensure that solar systems generate as much electricity as possible, the panels are usually mounted on the roof of your property. Newer panels are not only highly energy efficient in that they produce a significant amount of electricity; they have also been built to last for as long as possible. Many new panels have the ability to last for as long as 25 years – in fact, some are supplied with a 25 year performance warranty as well.

Over the past few years, the cost of producing solar systems has reduced significantly, which means that they have become more affordable than ever to install. Even a unit that has been installed in an average-sized home will more than pay for itself within a maximum of 5 years. However, commercial businesses stand to benefit a lot as well – over the course of a year or two, their operational costs can be reduced tremendously.

Lower your Carbon Footprint

Most of the Australian continent receives a whopping 4kwh per square metre per day, with even more being received in the northern regions. This makes solar power an ideal option for most properties in the country, and in 2010, the power output of solar panels contributed approximately 0.2% of total electricity production. While this may not sound like much, this figure is rising steadily each year. Using the sun to generate electricity instead of relying on coal means that you will be able to do your part in reducing your carbon footprint substantially as well.

Using Micro Inverters

These days, quite a few solar system use micro-inverters to power each panel individually instead of relying one a single unit to power them all. Below are a few benefits associated with using micro-inverters:

1. Can be Individually Optimised

Micro-inverter units optimise each solar panel individually, which enables all of them to perform at maximum potential. This means that one panel cannot reduce the performance of an entire setup, unlike when a single inverter is used.

2. Longer Warranty

Because micro-inverters aren’t exposed to workloads that are as high as those experienced by regular inverters, they usually last far longer. Most micro-inverter units are provided with 20 – 25 year warranties as opposed to central inverters that are normally only covered under warranty for about 10 years.

Here at Solar Panels Melbourne, our team is ready and able to answer any questions you may have regarding the installation and use of a solar system in your home or business premises. If you would like ot find out more about our products and services, contact our team today.