How Do Solar Panels Work


The cost of grid power has been on the rise in recent years due to higher demand, increased cost of production, inflation and other economic factors. More and more people are now looking for alternative ways to power their homes and businesses all across the country.

Solar power is currently the most viable alternative energy solution in Australia. This is largely due to major improvements in the quality and efficiency of solar panels, batteries and other solar power equipment. GCR Electrical Systems is at the forefront of the shift to solar power.


GCR Electrical Systems Solar Power Solutions

Solar Power Experts

If you are looking for solar experts who can help and advise you on everything concerning solar power, then look no further than GCR Electrical Systems.

Vast Industry Experience

We have many years of experience in the electrical and solar power industry. Our vast experience gives us an edge over new comers who may not be familiar with the ins and outs of solar technology.

Custom Solutions

We are proud to offer custom-designed solar power solutions for specific homes and businesses. You can be sure that the solar power system we install in your home or business will meet your unique needs and requirements.

State Of The Art Solar Power Systems

We are proud to be a major supplier and retailer of state of the art solar power systems. We always offer our clients the latest and most up-to-date solar solutions in order to maximise productivity and efficiency.

Quick Installation And Repair Services

Our solar installation and repair services are quick and straight-forward. We aim to offer our wide range of services in the shortest amount of time possible in order to ensure optimal convenience for our clients.

Affordable Solar Equipment and Solutions

We are proud to be one of the most affordable solar power solutions companies in the country. All our products and services are reasonably priced.

Supplier Of Both Small And Large Scale Solar Systems

We have a wide selection of solar power systems which can be used for different applications such as domestic/residential use and commercial use.

Fully Licensed and Insured

GCR Electrical Systems is a fully licensed and insured electrical and solar systems company. You can rest assured that your interests are protected when working with us.

Unbeatable Prices

If you are worried about spending too much money to get a solar power system, worry no more as we are here to ensure that you get the best value for money.

Well Trained And Highly Qualified Staff

Our team of electrical technicians, engineers and solar experts have undergone the necessary training and apprenticeships required to offer high-quality and reliable solar installation and repair services.

Service Guarantees and Equipment Warranties

We also offer amazing service guarantees and equipment warranties so that if something goes wrong, we have you covered.


How Solar Panels Work


Solar panels basically work by absorbing UV rays from the sun using special photovoltaic cells and converting these rays into electricity. The cells first convert the rays into a form of electricity known as Direct Current (DC). 

Then, another piece of equipment known as an inverter converts DC electricity into AC (alternating current) electricity which is used to power appliances and other electrical equipment in your home or business. In simple terms, solar panels work by absorbing sunlight and converting it to DC electricity.

How Do They Generate Electricity?


A standard solar panel (also referred to as a solar module) is made up of a glass casing, metal frame and a layer of photovoltaic (silicon cells) and some wiring that allows DC electricity to flow from the cells. Silicon is a non-metallic element that has conductive properties.

Silicon can absorb and convert the energy from the sun into electrical energy. When light comes into contact with a silicon cell, the electrons in the cells become active and produce an electric current. This process is known as the Photovoltaic Effect.


The Photovoltaic Effect

Essentially, the Photovoltaic Effect is what enables solar panels to generate electricity. The process is quite simple and involves the following:

One of the biggest concerns that people have when thinking about switching to solar power is the issue of what to do when there is not enough sunlight such as during bad weather or at night. It’s important to understand that solar panels are only responsible for generating electricity.

The electricity they produce must be stored using batteries so that your home or business can stay powered even when the sunlight may not be available. Also, many people choose to connect their solar power systems to the grid which helps them to save on energy costs. Having a hybrid power system (grid+solar) is an excellent way to save money on power.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact GCR Electrical Systems for quality and affordable solar power solutions today!