If necessity is the mother of invention, innovation is a close cousin to keep progress moving. All three factors are at play in the rise of solar power in Australia and beyond.
The necessity is all too apparent given the environmental issues stemming from fossil fuels and other means of energy generation, to say nothing of how expensive energy bills can be for families.
When they were first invented, solar panels struggled in shade and were a far cry from the efficiency generated by traditional means.
Thankfully, innovations over the past decade-plus have made solar power more efficient and affordable than ever.
Solar power has the potential to reshape the way you view and consume energy – and here’s how.
Why Solar Power Works
Solar energy is based around a simple idea, namely, harnessing electrons from photons emitted by the sun via UV rays and using that for electricity. When photons hit the solar panels, their electrons are stripped away and fed into the solar cells, the inner workings of which form a circuit. This allows the generator to which these cells are connected to be powered like a battery.
However, unlike conventional batteries, which need to be powered by external sources and can, thus, be costly, solar power is renewable and, thus, a huge cost saver.
Getting it Installed
In the past, a huge stumbling block to solar panels was how long they took to install. Now, however, with the process streamlined, it is easier to install these solar arrays than ever before.
You’ll be invited to review different types of panels and arrays, and receive information about the pros and cons of each option from an expert. They can explain how solar energy can help lessen your energy bill. In addition to savings stemming from the greater efficiency offered by solar energy, you can also sell some of the extra energy. The Australian government subsidises solar energy, meaning that with the right solar array you can stand to make hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Installation is easier than ever as well. Where attaching solar panels to roofs once required major renovation, modern arrays are far easier to install. Moreover, they are easy to maintain, further driving down the cost. Both of these factors taken together mean installations can be completed faster than ever.
Experience You Can Trust
Installing solar panels is a delicate procedure. The panels need to be handled with care, as does your roof, and the former have to be attached to the latter in such a way as to enable them to catch the sunlight without compromising your roofing scheme or outdoor décor.
When it comes to something as important as having solar panels installed, therefore, you’ll want to work with a team you can trust. Teams like Solar Energy Group distinguish themselves by offering the kind of in-depth insight that only comes with years of experience.
Necessity breeds invention which breeds innovation – and all of these are on display with modern efficient environmentally-friendly solar panels.