What is a solar panel? Read on to learn all about solar panels and how they can help you save money and save the environment.
Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems (also known as solar panels) convert lightenergy from the sun into electricity. An electrical charge is transmitted to an inverterwhich converts direct current into alternating current (the current that can be usedwithin your home).
Installing a solar PV system can have a range of benefits, which include:
Not only can you save money on your electricity bills and help the environment,you could also make money from installing a solar PV system. Solar power systems also add long term value to your home besides saving you money on bills. Currently eachAustralian State or Territory has a different system for collecting and distributingexcess electricity generated. However, each of the state government schemes arerolling into one Australian scheme. From January 2011 the Australian Governmenthas established a central point for the transfer of small scale renewable energy credits(RECs). Any excess electricity generated from small scale technologies, such as solarPV used by households, small businesses and community groups, can be sold to gaina REC. The initial price will be $40 per REC with no cap on the amount of creditsthat can be created.
So, you want to install solar panels? To learn more about the type of system you need,its size and how much its costs, lodge a job with Service Central.
You may also beeligible for assistance to install a solar panel, see Livinggreener.gov.aufor more information.
This article discusses solar PV systems, those used to convert light energy from thesun into electricity. This is not to be confused with solar hot water heating systemsthat use the sun’s heat to heat hot water. To learn more about all of the solar options, including Solar Panels and Solar Hot Water Systems go to Service Central Solar.
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