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Going Solar

For your home, the most common form of solar system is a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.

Using solar energy is one of the most natural ways of powering your home, supporting a sustainable lifestyle choice.  

It is important to remember that going solar is a major investment decision and should be thoroughly researched to evaluate your options. A trusted installer is also key. The more informed you are, the more likely you are to be a satisfied with your solar system.

The main components of solar PV systems are:

  • Modules or solar panels that convert sunlight to electricity
  • Inverters that convert the direct current electricity generated by the panels into alternating current for use in your home or for export to the grid; and
  • Racking that either connects your panels to the roof of a building (rooftop), or, that mounts your panels to the ground (ground mount).

Adding batteries to your solar PV system will also provide a secure backup source for your home.

One of the most significant factors that will affect how much electricity (kWh) your solar PV system will generate are the site conditions (facing of the panels, trees or buildings that may shade the system for is the conditions of the site on which it is constructed.

Overall, the biggest change in the landscape of products and services offered is the increasing pairing of solar and energy storage installations.

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