Solar Explained


While it may seem like the technology is complex, it’s actually very easy to understand once you break it down.

  1. The sun shines on the panels, generating direct current (DC) electricity
  2. The DC electricity is fed through a solar inverter that converts it into alternating current (AC) electricity
  3. The AC electricity is used to power your home
  4. Surplus electricity is either fed back into the grid or is retained in a solar battery system.

Whenever the sun is shining (even during cloudy days), the solar cells in the panels generate electricity. The inverter takes the DC electricity generated by the panel and converts it into AC electricity which can be safely used by your household.

If a residential solar system produces more power than is being used by the home, the surplus energy is fed into the main area grid or retained through home battery storage for solar.

Some electricity providers will measure the amount of surplus energy your panels provide to the grid and give your credit on your bill. The rate at which you are paid is set out by the feed-in tariff.

When the cells are not producing any power, such as at night, your power will either be supplied by the grid or by anything saved in your home solar battery system. An energy supplier will charge the usual rate for any power you use from the main grid.

All of the components within a solar energy system for your home have zero moving parts, meaning you can expect a lengthy and hassle free life from your residential solar system. Some very generous government rebates also give an added incentive to make the switch to a solar power system for your home.

Get solar power for your home and call Inspire Energy today for highest quality premium solar products in NSW!

As an accredited Smart Energy Council Master Installer, our team makes sure that your panels are positioned in the optimal location to ensure peak system performance.