Solar Power Basics

Understand your solar power 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 solar power system from SunWorks Solar 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 solar power work?

How does Solar Power Work - The Sun Works

 

  1. Your 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 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”

SunWorks Solar 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.

Contact us today.

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Testimonials

5 Star Review - The Sun WorksRecently Sun Works put a 5 kW Fronius inverter and 20 REC panels on our house. This was recommended after a site visit and various options were canvassed. Within a week of this visit the work was done – old panels removed, new ones put up and the inverter connected to our supplier. Paperwork took five minutes and our iPad app was connected to the inverter so we could be gratified about what we we making each day. None of this would be possible without Sun Works great team – Mike, Peter and Wayne, not forgetting their hardworking panel installers crawling over and under the roof. Each man is a expert and a pleasure to deal with personally, by email or on the phone. You might think all this ‘over the top’ but this is the third house Sun Works have done for us. This speaks volumes for these men and their company – 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Thank you once again!
Jim - Sunshine Coast