How Solar Power System Work
Solar Panels capture the light from the sun and through the photo-voltaic properties of the panels the light is then converted into electricity. The conversion takes place within the specially fabricated semi-conductor crystals comprising the cells of the Solar Panels. The electricity produced, however, is DC which we need to convert into usable AC power. The role of the inverter is transforming the raw DC power into 240 Volt AC electricity, which is suitable for ordinary household needs
What does “Grid Connected” mean?
Most homes elect to install “grid-connected” solar PV systems. This type of system has a number of great benefits, not only for the individual homeowner, but for the community and the environment at large. The systems are much cheaper to install and involve far less maintenance than “off-grid” systems. Generally speaking, off-grid systems are used in very remote locations where power is not always available
The “grid” we are referring to of course is the physical connection that most residential homes and businesses have with their electricity providers. Those ubiquitous powers-poles we’re all so familiar with are an integral part of “the grid”. By installing a “grid-connected” Solar System for your home, you are not “unplugging” from the grid but are in fact helping to improve it!