How Solar Power Works

Solar power is a rapidly growing source of renewable energy in Australia, with more than one million homes now having solar power systems installed.

When solar panels harness energy from the sun’s radiation, they produce direct current (DC) electricity, which is converted to alternating current (AC) electricity by the solar system inverter. Once converted, the electricity becomes available for use, with any excess electricity being passed through the electricity meter and distributed to the existing electricity grid.

The solar panels used by Power Saving Centre Canberra are warranted to produce at least 90% of the rated power output for 10 years and at least 80% of the rated output for 25 years.

How Solar Works