what is solar energy?
Solar energy is a hot topic these days, so it's worth knowing the ins and outs - there's more to it than just panels on your roof!
So what exactly is solar energy and what does it mean for you?
Solar power is a type of renewable energy, meaning the energy (in this case electricity) is derived from a source that never runs out - that big ol' sun. Renewable energy is not only less intrusive to the planet in how it is generated but it also produces lower CO2 emissions than traditional energy generation methods.
Installing a solar energy system to your home can provide you with both environmental and personal benefits. Not only will you feel better about how you and your family are using electricity at home - if you produce enough electricity through your solar panel system, you will be eligible for a solar rebate through your energy provider.
How does solar energy work?
To be able to generate solar power, you need to install solar panels to the roof of your home. These solar panels convert the energy produced by the sun into energy that can be used by your household appliances and hot water systems. If the solar panels you have installed generate more solar power than you are using, the excess electricity will be fed back into the grid, making you eligible for credits on your energy invoice. This means you could save money on your energy bills!