Solar Power for Your Home.
At night when your panels can’t produce electricity, you draw your electricity from the electricity network in the normal way. A solar power system contains two major elements: solar panels, which are usually mounted on a rooftop, and an inverter. The solar panels contain two layers of silicon, one with a positive charge and one with a negative charge. When the sun's rays land on a panel, electrons move from one layer to another, creating an electrical current. The inverter takes the current and converts in into usable power (240V AC).
Solar power is very safe, reliable and effective, requiring no moving parts, it emits no carbon dioxide, fumes or pollution, and the panels will typically produce power for at least 25-30 years.
Find out more about how Solar Power works by viewing the 'Solar in 5 Easy Steps' animation.