Benefits of installing solar power on your home
Would you like to power your home using clean, renewable energy from the sun? It may be cheaper and easier than you think to install solar power! Installing solar power on your home is one of best investments you can make. We have listed the key benefits of installing solar power at your home below:
Reduce your electricity bills by up to 75%!!!
Protect yourself against continually rising electricity costs!
Installing solar power increases the value of your home.
Solar power is a renewable, sustainable energy source.
Government solar rebates and feed in tariffs make solar power a great investment!
Your Solar Quotes take the hassle out of finding solar power quotes from top rated local solar installers. To find out how much solar power can save you at your home, enter your postcode in the box at the top right corner of this page and fill in your details to claim your free quotes. It only takes 30 seconds to arrange your free solar power quotes!
In addition to the information displayed on our website, we will also send you a copy of the Clean Energy Council’s – Guide to Installing Solar PV on Households. This independent guide provides some great solar panel buying tips and walks you through the process of purchasing and installing a solar power system on your home.
What is a solar power system?
Solar power is electricity generated from the sun’s free energy. A solar power system works by using solar panels to harness sunlight and generate electricity. This electricity can be used to power appliances in your home or fed back into the electricity grid. The two key components that make up a solar power system are the solar panels and an inverter:
Solar panels – Solar panels are also known as photovoltaic or PV panels and are used to capture the sunlight and convert it into electricity.
Solar inverter – The inverter converts the electricity generated by the solar panels into electricity that can be used around your home.
How solar power works
Your Solar Quotes understands that you probably have a lot of questions about how solar power works – so we have outlined the basics below for you:
- When the sun is shining, the solar PV panels capture sunlight and convert it into direct current electricity.
- The solar power system inverter then converts this direct current electricity into the 240V alternating current electricity which you use around your home.
- Under a net feed-in-tariff scheme, this electricity is then used around your home, and any excess electricity is fed back into the electricity grid through your electricity meter. (Your electricity provider pays you a feed-in-tariff rate for any excess electricity you feed back to the grid)
- Under a gross feed-in-tariff scheme, all of the electricity generated is fed directly into the electricity grid through your electricity meter.
Types of solar power systems available
The two main types of solar power systems available are grid connect and off grid (or stand alone).
Grid Connect – With a residential or commercial grid-connected system, your house or property is still connected to the electricity grid, so battery storage is not required (although a lot of high quality inverters are now supplied battery ready so you can take advantage of battery technologies as they become cheaper). A grid connect installation ensures you have the electricity you require automatically and regardless of conditions.
Off Grid – An off grid solar power system is completely separated from the electricity grid and utilises a deep cycle battery bank for storing electricity generated by the solar power system. Off grid installations are most common in rural areas of Australia where connection to the electricity grid isn’t available or economically feasible.
Another way to take advantage of the sun’s free energy is with solar hot water. Installing a solar hot water system on your home is a great way to reduce your water heating costs and take advantage of government solar rebates!