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How does Solar Power Work? A Simple Guide

Auswell Energy gives insight into how solar power works and the benefits it provides.

Solar panels are devices that convert light into electricity. They are a collection of solar cells, placed on a roof, to harness the light of the sun by working together to provide enough power to be useful. In Brisbane, solar power is primarily used in residential applications but is also popular in the workplace and commercial settings.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels work by harnessing the light of the sun, converting sunlight into DC (direct current) electricity. The solar inverter then converts DC into AC (alternating current) power for use in your home.

Rather than drawing power from the electricity grid, your home appliances, such as your; fridge, dishwasher, and pool pumps, will use the power generated by your solar power, ultimately saving you money.

To make the most of your solar panels, Auswell Energy believes positioning is key. North-facing solar panels in Brisbane are optimal to be exposed to the most sunlight throughout the day. To further improve their performance, Auswell Energy ensures the solar panels are not obstructed by shade caused by trees, power lines, and other structures.

Many homes in Brisbane with solar power have smart meters, these meters track and record energy use, providing an accurate reading in your electricity billing. If your solar panels generate any excess electricity, it is sent back to the electricity grid, whereby you can receive a feed-in Tariff from Electricity Retailers. Meaning, you cannot only save money from installing solar panels, but you could also make money!


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Why do you need them?

There are many reasons to install solar power in Brisbane, from saving money to helping the environment, you are going to love their benefits year-round. Solar power in Brisbane is the most cost-efficient energy source available, especially due to our consistent sunny weather.

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There are currently over 30% of Queenslanders who have installed solar panels to power their home and reduce their costs. Solar power is also beneficial for the environment, once manufactured, solar panels don’t use or create greenhouse gas emissions as the electricity produced is derived from sunlight, rather than fossil fuels.

Here at Auswell energy, we believe in creating a community of people who support and use clean energy. That is why we prioritise you, providing honest and professional customer service, with high-quality installations and products. To better understand the process, Auswell Energy can analyse your energy consumption and implement performance monitoring tools to design and install a customised solar power system, suitable for your needs.

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Get the services of a top-quality solar power provider on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Tweed Heads. Our experienced team at Auswell Energy is committed to delivering customer-focused solar solutions.

ALSO READ: The Benefits of a Solar Power System in Your Home



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If you are interested in solar power in Brisbane, speak to one of our friendly experts at Auswell Energy today! Call us on 1300 287 955 or send us your enquiries.


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