When the sun shines on the solar panels, DC electricity is generated. The DC electricity is fed into an inverter to be converted into AC electricity. The converted electricity is then used to power appliances in your home. The excess generated electricity from the solar system is fed back into the utility grid for credit against your usage or direct payment.
Sunlight is converted into electrical power via the photovoltaic effect. The electrical power produced is direct current (DC) like a battery, which cannot be used by normal electrical equipment in a household straight away.
The current coming from the Solar Panels is converted into AC in order to make the energy compatible with standard electrical equipment. The inverter deactivates at night and automatically starts operating in the morning when sunlight is sufficient. The inverter is the operations centre of your Solar Power System and as such, useful system information can be obtained from the inverter's display.
An additional AC Isolator Switch connects the Solar Power System to the existing infrastructure. It also protects equipment from being harmed by eventual over currents from the inverter if it is in a faulty condition.
In most cases, older power meters will be changed to a Bi-directional Digital Meter when the Solar Power System is installed at a house, however, we will confirm any necessary changes with your utility provider.