Solar Power is a method of utilising the energy produced by the sun in our day-to-day lives. It is a renewable energy source that can be viable replacement for fossil-fuel energy production, and is also a cheaper alternative to these more traditional fossil fuel based methods of electricity generation. The challenges of climate control, coupled with the limits of fossil-fuel reserves, have meant that we have to come up with new ways of powering our lives. We can’t live without electricity so instead we have had to come up with different way to produce it.
Solar Power works by using solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which can absorb the energy of the sun. A solar panel is comprised of a material that is semiconducting in nature, the most commonly of which is silicon-based. This silicon semiconducting material is then sandwiched in between two electrical contacts. The panels take a DC current from the energy of the sun. This DC current is then transferred to an inverter (or inverters) so the DC current can be transformed into an AC current which can be used to power homes, business and industry.
This type of energy production is incredibly effective in the Australian climate, where most parts receive large amounts of sun. There are even solar farms being built in central Australia to make use of the intense sunlight and create clean energy for the entire country.
Solar Power has a very small carbon footprint and this footprint is expected to shrink even further as new methods are being discovered to make the manufacturing more environmentally friendly and users are being encouraged to recycle their old panels and inverters. Solar Power is not only beneficial for the environment; it’s also beneficial for the hip pocket of those who choose to invest in it. Prices for traditional sources of power are rising and as reserves run out that trend will continue.
Installing a solar array could be a big saving for residential homes, businesses and industry. The Grid Connect method means that you feed the electricity you generate and don’t use back into the electricity grid and the energy company pays you a fixed rate for every watt of energy you feed back into the grid. You can also choose to separate yourself entirely from the grid and run completely off the power you generate, this means that after the initial installation cost you’re electricity is free.
So, whether you want to make a difference on an environmental level or you just want to escape those enormous utility bills – Solar Power may be the answer for you. And, there’s no one better at solar installation than PRESA, so contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.