Are you thinking about getting solar panels for your home, office or workshop? Looking for information on how solar panels work? If they will save you money? And if you can install them yourself? Well, this is “The Starters Guide To Solar Panels”, so keep reading to find the answers to all your questions.
Solar Panels: How They Work
It’s a complex system, where sunlight, not the heat as some think, generates electricity. Although it’s complex, here are the steps in layman’s terms:
- A solar panel (Technically a photovoltaic (PV) panel) converts sunlight into Direct Current (DC – same as you find in batteries)
- The current is then sent via cable to an inverter, where it is transformed into Alternating Current (AC –needed to run your home appliances)
- The AC is then sent to the switchboard, where it will be used for your home appliances, lighting, etc. Any excess is sent to the electricity grid
Solar Panels: Are They Worth It?
There are various things to take into account when deciding whether or not to have solar panels installed in your home or place of business.
In Australia, usually, a solar panel system investment will pay itself within 5 to 6 years. It’s not uncommon for installations to pay themselves off in less. It all depends on the system and the state where you live.
There are many federal and state government rebates and incentives for new solar panel installations. But these are continually changing. This might be the most complex part of the whole installation; it is recommended that you talk to your local solar panels Wollongong installer as it could save you a lot of money!
Some people think that once they have a solar panel system installed, they will no longer have to pay an electricity bill. But unless, for some reason, you go completely off-grid, which is not usually recommended, you will still have to pay an electricity bill. How much you pay depends on various factors like:
- size of your installation
- how much electricity you use
- when you use it
Solar Panels: Can I Install Them Myself?
Solar panel installation is not that hard to do. However, it does take practice and knowledge to do it correctly! Australian Standards and legislative requirements require that all installations are done by trained, licensed & accredited solar power system installers. If the installation is done by someone that doesn’t meet those requirements, even engineers or electricians, the product warranties, insurance policies, rebates, incentives, and feed-in tariffs can be voided.
If you consider the risk of death or injury that can occur when working with 240V AC, plus the added danger of working at heights, you’ll understand why it’s best to use a professional!
If you want more information, don’t talk to a salesperson or someone sitting behind a desk. Talk directly to Solar Power Installer Professional! The Solar Power Pro – Wollongong offers you that. No salesperson selling you something you don’t need. Just honest advice you can trust. We are the #1 solar installers in the Wollongong area. So visit our website or call us today.
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