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You can dramatically reduce you electricity bills by installing a Solar PV system on your home.
Larkin Electrical & Data can help you assess what size Solar System you require based on your homes consumption. Your Solar System will take advantage of Melbourne’s sunny climate by not only helping to save the environment by decreasing your carbon footprint but also by putting money back into your pocket.
How does a Solar Power System Work?
A solar power system consists mainly of two parts that are essential in converting energy from sunlight which is useable to power your home and household devices; these are a photovoltaic device / solar cell (PV Solar Panel) and an inverter.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels
Since its first construction in 1880 by Charles Fritts the solar or photovoltaic cell has advanced considerably over the years. Solar cells contain photovoltaic materials of silicon, telluride and sulphide and are combined to create a solar panel. The solar cells are made up of multiple layers that act as semiconductors building up an electronic field as soon as they are exposed to sunlight. The current generated can be used to power an external circuit.
The electrical current from the solar panel consist of a unidirectional flow of the electric charge, and is therefore called a direct current DC (same as batteries). Most household devices only operate on an alternating current (AC).
An inverter or power inverter is a device needed to can change the current from DC to AC. An inverter is essential to your solar power system to produce energy that normal household devices can use.
Carbon Footie is installing products from worldwide known suppliers like Sharp, Astronergy (Solar Panels), Suntellite (Zeus), SMA and Fronius (Inverters). For more information or a quote on installing solar panels in your home please contact us.