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How does grid connect solar power work?

 


Grid connect is easy to understand as it needs few components.

Benefits

  • Lower electric charge
  • Panels and Inverters are approved by Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC)
  • Government incentives
  • 25 year warranty
  • Accredited grid connect installers

Power Feed-In Method

  • 1.Sun shines on the solar panels generating DC electricity
  • 2.The DC electricity is fed into an inverter which converts it to 240V AC electricity.
  • 3.The 240V AC electricity is used to power appliances in your home.
  • 4&5. Surplus electricity is fed back into the electricity grid.

Whenever the sun shines, the solar cells generate electricity. The grid connect inverter converts the DC electricity produced by the solar panels into 240V AC electricity, which can then be used by the property.

If a grid connect system is producing more power than is being consumed, the surplus is fed into the mains power grid. When the solar cells are not producing power, for example at night, your power is supplied by the mains power grid as usual. The energy retailer charges the usual rate for the power used.