How Solar Power Works

Let’s Put You Through On How Solar Power Works

Solar power works by converting light from the sun into electricity. This electricity can then be used in your home or exported to the grid when it’s not needed. This is done by installing solar panels on your roof which generate DC (Direct Current) electricity. This is then fed into a solar inverter which converts the DC electricity from your solar panels into AC (Alternating Current) electricity.

Your solar panels are made up of silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells. When sunlight hits your solar panels, the solar PV cells absorb the sunlight’s rays and electricity is produced via the Photovoltaic Effect. The electricity produced by your panels is called Direct Current (DC) electricity, and which is not suitable to be used in your home by your appliances. Instead, the DC electricity is directed to your central inverter (or micro inverter, depending on your system set up). 

Your inverter is able to convert the DC electricity into Alternating Current (AC) electricity, which can be used in your home. From here, the AC electricity is directed to your switchboard. 

A switchboard allows your usable AC electricity to be sent to the appliances in your home. Your switchboard will always ensure that your solar energy will be used first to power your home, only accessing additional energy from the grid when your solar production is not enough. With solar power, you don’t need to switch it on in the morning or switch it off at night – the system will do this seamlessly and automatically. You also don’t need to switch between solar power and the grid, as your solar system can determine when is best to do so based on the amount of energy being consumed in your home.  In fact a solar system requires very little maintenance (as there are no moving parts) which means you’ll hardly know it’s there. This also means a good quality solar power system will last a long time.

Your solar inverter (usually installed in your garage or in an accessible spot), can provide you with information like the amount of electricity being produced at any particular point in time or how much it has generated for the day or in total since it has been operating. Many quality inverters feature wireless connectivity and sophisticated online monitoring.

If it seems complicated, don’t worry; one of our Energy Consultant’s will guide you through the process of how solar power works either by phone, email or via a no obligation home consultation.

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Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills with Auxano home solar system

Save More with Auxano Home Solar System

Whether your motivations for going solar are economic, environmental, or personal, below benefits will further confirm why opting for Auxano home solar system is the way to go.

Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills

In addition to regulating your energy bill, Auxano solar panels or home solar system significantly reduce your utility bill – sometimes even eliminating it entirely. Whether you’re a homeowner, business, or NGO, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With Auxano home solar system, you’ll generate free power for your system’s entire 25+ year life cycle. Even if you don’t produce 100% of the energy you consume, you’ll still save a substantial amount of money.

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THE BENEFITS OF SWITCHING TO SOLAR POWER

IMPORTANCE OF ADOPTING TO SOLAR POWER

Importance Of Adopting To Solar Power

Energy is required to facilitate most of the activities that people do on a day to day basis. There are various forms of energy that have been developed for use such as hydroelectricity, geothermal power, and solar power, among others. Solar energy provides the best energy source when it comes to conserving the environment and reducing acquisition costs. The energy is gotten from the sun’s radiation and can be converted to heat or electricity. This energy source is therefore freely available and can be harnessed to ensure continued availability for domestic and commercial use.

As our lives become increasingly dependent on electricity to keep our needs, it seems that we must be careful how we get a profitable renewable. While other forms of “green energy” are only practical on a commercial level, solar panels are easy to install-power for residential consumers. Sunlight is a natural source of clean energy that is abundant worldwide so there is little reason not to enjoy. Simply switching to solar panels for 25 percent of its electricity, emissions overall average consumers will be reduced by more than 1.5 tons, helping to conserve energy for future generations, while saving thousands of money for your homes in the long term. While this may seem like an expensive investment installation of solar energy systems, the average life of the solar system is more than 25 years, during which you are less dependent on a grid.

Discussed below are the merits that are associated with using solar power:

Environment Friendly

Solar energy has the least negative environmental effect in comparison to the other energy sources. It neither pollutes any water body nor does it emit greenhouse gases to the environment. It also requires little maintenance aside from solar panels; as compared to other energy sources such as nuclear power plants which require approximately twenty times as much water. Moreover, the production of solar energy does not lead to any noise pollution which means it is healthy to install them near residences. Therefore, getting a solar panel from a commercial solar company like us that assemblies ours locally; stands to provide a lot of benefits for both the solar panel user and the surrounding.

Cost-effectiveness

Solar power ensures that you generate your utility which reduces your consumption from the utility supplier. This eventually translates into cost-savings in terms of capital that would have been otherwise spent on energy provision.

The ubiquity of solar energy

Solar power is easily and naturally available, as long as there is some sunshine. This is particularly very useful especially for remote areas that do not have any access to another source of energy. Even for those who do have access to other sources of energy such as hydro-electric power or geothermal energy, they can still install solar panels and use them as a back-up in case of any outages or shortages. The solar energy can then be upgraded to be used as the main source of energy over time to reduce energy-related costs.

Conserves energy

Energy sources such as hydro-electric power is usually prone to energy loss during distribution. There usually are long distances between supply points and production plants which result in over 3% energy loss in the process. These energy losses can greatly influence installation performance, especially in highly populated areas.

Bottom Line

Solar power is rapidly gaining popularity and rightly so. Solar energy is easy to produce and does not harm the environment, among other benefits as discussed above. For this reason, you should adopt solar power today, either as your main source of energy or as a back-up power plan and the long-term savings from the solar panel to move not only help to maintain a healthy environment for future generations, but also economically benefit the end user.

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