Solar - The simple facts
What types of solar are there?
Solar Photovoltaic (Generate electricity)
Definition: Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic power generation employs solar panels composed of a number of solar cells containing a photovoltaic material.
In english: Basically it converts sunlight into Direct Current electricity.
Solar Thermal (Solar hot water) If your interested in solar hot water
Definition: Solar thermal energy (STE) is a form of energy and a technology for harnessing solar energy to generate thermal energy or electrical energy for use in industry, and in the residential and commercial sectors.
In english: Using the heat from the sun to heat your water
What does a solar PV system consist of?
What do I need to consider when choosing solar
What are the benefits
Now for the good stuff, whats in it for me other than saving the planet
Significant reduction in your electricity bill
Solar works during the day when the sun is in the sky, so its important to understand how your currently using your power and what you can do to maximise your savings from solar.
Firstly how many days per week are you at home during the day including weekends?
Can you program devices such as washing machines, dishwashers, dryers and pool pumps to operate during the day when the sun is out?
By changing some basic habits you can really maximise the savings achieved through solar!
If you would like some help in working out what size solar system suits you, we will be happy to visit you at home or your office
Saving the planet
I know I already mentioned it however it is another benefit of solar, you are helping to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and working towards a greener future for you and human kind!
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