Power prices have increased dramatically over two decades, and there has been a gradual transition away from coal generated electricity to towards renewable energy sources like solar energy. Therefore, it makes sense that many Australians are willing to install a solar PV system on the roof as a household alternative energy source. Most potential customers are concerned about the effectiveness of solar panels and factors affecting it. Read our latest blog on factors affecting solar panels to learn more about it. Now, since we are talking about the reliability of solar power, we need to start from the basics here.
On grid solar system and common myths
Many of us believe that if solar panels are installed at the property, we can be free from the grid. We must eliminate this misconception since it is untrue. However, you shall receive the credits on your bill for any surplus electricity produced by your solar system and fed back to the grid. There are so many myths around the solar system simply overcasting the benefits it offers. A lot of us believe the property needs to be situated in an extremely hot or sunny area for the solar panels to function well. Yes, it is true that solar panels need sunlight to function, however, it is also true that solar panels function during the cloudy days and winters as well.
Installing a grid connected or on grid solar system is recommended as it enables you to use electricity even during the extreme weather conditions and at night.
How does solar work and how is the energy generated?
We all know solar energy is related to the energy from the sun. Solar panels were first made in 1954 and solar technology has only advanced after that. Arise Solar uses the latest Monocrystalline solar panels to convert the solar energy to electricity for your property. Monocrystalline solar panels are distinguished by their rounded-edged, black PV cells. Electrons within the cells begin to flow when they come into touch with sunlight. Basically, electrons are what make up electricity. However, the panels generate electricity in the form of Direct Current (DC) and most of our appliances use Alternate current (AC) to function. The electricity generated by the panels travels to a solar inverter through a cabling, which converts DC to AC electricity fit for appliances at the property. Generally, mono panels have an efficiency of 16-21%. High efficiency panels are proven to be more effective in terms of electricity generation.
Solar panels, solar inverters, racking and mounting and electric meters are important components of a solar PV system. They all need to be in harmony for a proper functioning of your solar power system. Panels, mounting and racking are all placed on the roof. The racking makes it easier to put the panels on a roof or in another location.
Together with inverters, distribution panels, electric metres, and racking, solar panels perform their function. They are typically installed atop a building or home’s roof, where they are most exposed to sunlight. The racking makes it easier to place the panels on a roof or in another location. Solar inverters are used to transform DC electricity into AC electricity and are stored in the shed, away from the direct sunlight mostly.
How to maximize the solar power potential?
Solar panels offer a good return on investment, however, it might take a while for that to happen. The lifespan of solar panels plays an important role in determining how good your solar investment is and thus, the first step to a long panel life is to have the panels installed by a trusted solar installer.
Let’s look at a quick tips to maximize the solar power potential:
- As Australia lies in the southern hemisphere, consider installing panels to the north of the roof, also understand North West and north east are equally good for solar installation. We recommend installing panels on two sides of the roof to gain the advantage of sun rays throughout the day.
- Avoid the shading issues from trees or other buildings. Unobstructed sun rays help solar panels perform better.
- Install premium quality tier 1 latest mono technology solar panels for better efficiency.
- Learn about the best solar panel angle for your property. A University of Queensland study found that 26°, or toward the North, is the best angle for rooftop solar panels in Brisbane. You can maximise the use of your solar panels at this moment because the sun’s rays are falling on them at a 90° angle.
Conclusion – Solar is an investment
Solar energy is unquestionably a reliable option. Once the solar modules are hooked to your roof, you will eventually see a return on your investment. Furthermore, the dependence on the grid is decreased and so is the reliance on fossil fuels. Power prices are soaring high currently and the energy crisis is increasing the energy costs even further. The federal government rebates are available and are helping the Australians reduce the upfront cost of installing solar PV systems. By utilizing solar electricity, you may reduce your monthly costs as well. Learn more about how to begin saving money with solar energy today with Arise Solar . Get in touch with our experts now!