Solar Power Basics

Understand your solar power Sunshine Coast system

The sun can provide us with more energy in one day than the entire population on earth need in a year.

Installing a quality residential or commercial solar power system from Sun Works Solar on the Sunshine Coast will enable you to harness some of that energy and significantly reduce your power bill whilst also doing your bit for the environment.

How does off grid solar power work?

How does Solar Power Work - The Sun Works

  1. Solar panels convert sunlight into DC electricity
  2. The inverter converts the DC electricity into usable AC electricity
  3. You use the electricity to power your home
  4. Any excess clean electricity is exported to the grid and you receive a feed-in tariff payment for that electricity.

Solar Panels

Solar panels are the workhorse of any solar power system and quality really does make a significant difference. Choosing a solar panel or an entire solar power system based entirely on price alone is not necessarily the best option.

There are a number of factors that determine the price of a solar panel, the size in watts, the physical size, the brand and the durability and warranty of the product. Of these durability and the associated warranty of a solar panel is the most important consideration. All of our solar panels offer a minimum 10 year manufacturers’ warranty and a 25 year performance guarantee.

If the manufacturer of the solar panel does not have an office in Australia then it is important to note that warranty will only be honoured as long as the Company who sold you the panels or the Importer of the solar panels is in business therefore sticking to a known brand such as REC, LG Solar, JA Solar or Risen is key when making your decision to purchase a solar power system.

Solar Inverters

Solar Inverters are the heart and brains of any solar power system providing usable AC electricity and feeding that into the electricity grid. A solar inverter is the hardest working appliance you will ever purchase, they start operating as soon as the sun rises in the morning and do not stop until the sun sets in the evening.

When considering which solar inverter to install on your solar power system it is vital you stick to known, trusted brands such as Fronius, SolarEdge, Sungrow, SMA or Enphase microinverters as they will provide you with years of trouble free operation and, crucially, they all have full warranty support right here in Australia.

Thousands of homeowners all across Australia have realised that buying a solar power system with a cheap solar inverter is not a good idea after their inverters failed, some after only a few years of operation, only to find out they have no warranty support and the company they bought the solar power system from has gone out of business.

When considering a solar power system for your home please remember this “Cheap solar isn’t quality and quality solar isn’t cheap”.

Sun Works Solar Sunshine Coast has been in operation for more than 24 years and we only sell quality solar inverters with full Australian warranty support giving you piece of mind for the future.

For the installation of residential or commercial solar power systems on the Sunshine Coast or in Brisbane or Gympie, give us call. We can also provide FREE in-home quotes. 

Contact our solar power Sunshine Coast  team today.

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Testimonials

5 Star Review - The Sun WorksThe business owners of SunWorks Solar, Mike and Pete, are hands on all the way through the process, from initial meetings, system designs and recommendations, through to installation and handover. Mike, Pete and their team really care about their work and we found them to have the best integrity. We found that their recommendations were totally designed to deliver a system that met our needs, property location & roofing orientation and to our budget. We spent hours and hours researching and getting quotes, 100% satisfied and so glad with the end result. Hughes thanks to Mike, Pete and their team.
Damian