There are those that avoid installing a solar array, simply because it only provides electricity when the sun shines. Or does it? Can you change the game by using renewable solar energy at night? The answer is yes, and the answer to this problem is incredibly simple. But to make sure everyone is on the same page, this post will go through the elements of solar power, and whether a solar company can help you produce 24-hour electricity?
A brief outline of what will be covered include:
- A Basic Overview Of Solar
- How Is Solar Energy Used At Night?
- Can Professionals Help To Install Such A System?
Australia is blessed with abundant sunshine, which you can count on almost daily to break through the clouds. But what happens when it goes down?
A Basic Overview Of Solar
The concept of solar power has not changed. You still need to catch rays from the sun using a silicone cell combination. And this harvested energy still has to go through a conversion process. In other words, you will require panels for harvesting. And you will need an inverter to convert the energy.
What type of panels do you get? Are all solar panels the same? Essentially, solar panels function on the same basic principles. But you will find a wide variety of different designs and capabilities. For example, cost-effective panels do not harvest and produce as much energy as higher-quality panels will.
The same can be said about the inverter. Given that it has to constantly make the energy available in your home, it needs to be durable. At the same time, it should match the combined power of your panels. Otherwise, you are letting the energy go to waste.
How Is Solar Energy Used At Night?
Now, for the interesting part, you have been waiting for. How are people able to use solar power night and day? Through a battery. Yes, it is really as simple as that. Installing it may be another story, but when you have a battery bank in place, the energy you do not use is stored in it. And when night time comes along, you switch from on-demand to stored power.
Once again, there are different types of batteries you can look at. Lithium batteries are incredibly popular but can be pricey if you are working with a tight budget. Luckily, there are many affordable alternatives that are high quality and trustworthy.
Can A Solar Company Install Such A System?
Without a doubt, the right professional can help you maintain the use of solar power throughout a 24-hour period. However, it will require a fairly big battery bank. Or do you plan on using the energy sparingly? Either way, it is definitely possible.
A professional will also give you valuable information and guidance. Many people are intimated when they want to put up panels but do not know where to start. However, a professional helps you clarify the situation by asking a few simple questions and providing their expert advice.
Solar Is The Way Of The Future
If you live in Australia, you are in the perfect position to harness solar energy. Few places can boast such powerful sunshine, so just imagine the energy it puts out. And if you add a battery bank to the mix, there is no reason why you can have free electricity at night. It is just a matter of contacting a friendly solar company and getting direction.
You will not just be saving on the electricity bill, but you also take pressure off the environment. That in itself is something to remember.
If you are looking for a trusted local solar company in Hervey Bay, please contact us today at GCR Electrical Systems on (07) 4120 7004 or leave an enquiry if you would like more information about our solar installation services.