How Solar Power Works
To put it simply, once installed and everything is finalized, a solar system will work like this (also refer to the video and the following diagram):
Solar Panel Arrays on your roof collect the suns energy and send it to an inverter
The inverter will change this energy into a useable household form - direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC)
From the inverter, the power can branch and go in two directions depending on your usage (to your home or exported to the grid).
First, if power is required, (e.g. if your TV is on, or the washing machine is running) then solar power will be drawn into your home and used.
Excess power that is not used will travel out to the electricity grid and earn you money.
If you would like to know more, please watch the videos below.
Beat rising electricity costs
If you want to reduce your electricity bills, solar power is the ideal solution, as a grid connect solar power system will produce clean, efficient energy throughout the day. Your swimming pool and hot water system can also be powered by the electricity generated.
Meanwhile, our Hybrid Battery Systems let you store surplus solar power so you can use it at night, making solar the ideal solution for day and night.
The overall result?
You will be much less reliant on the electricity grid and will immediately see a difference in your bills.
Plus you will be helping the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
The Australian Government is currently offering a healthy rebate off the cost of new solar systems (for both Residential and Commercial) in the form of 'small-scale technology certificates'.
At Coastwide Solar, we can process and claim the certificates on your behalf, which will reduce the overall cost to you, as we’ll deduct the STC value from the invoice amount.
Note: The amount saved will depend on the size of the system purchased. The government rebate for solar systems is also available for business and investment properties, while community groups and schools can receive additional funding.