Why go solar?

A solar cell, or photovoltaic cell, is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. Generated DC (Direct Current) power is converted into AC (Alternating Current) power by an inverter. AC power is the kind of electrical that your television, computer, and toasters use when plugged into the wall outlet....
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The birth of solar

French scientist Edmond Becquerel discovers the photovoltaic effect while experimenting with an electrolytic cell made up of two metal electrodes placed in an electricity-conducting solution—electricity-generation increased when exposed to light....
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Types of solar systems


There are two main types of solar power system based on whether they are connected to the grid or not....
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Solar system components

The core components of a grid connect solar power system are the panels, inverter and mounting system. External to the system is the meter, which must also be compatible with the system....
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Solar panel installation factors

An accredited solar installer will make sure that solar panels are positioned on your roof for maximum efficiency, safety and correctly wired to the inverter....
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Additional tips when buying solar power system

Ask friends, family, neighbours or colleagues who have had solar systems installed. They will be able to tell you about their experiences and perhaps alert you to any problems they experienced - ones that you will be able to avoid....