A photovoltaic grid connect system consists of solar panels that
absorb energy from the sun, which is then converted to power for your
The solar panels absorb the photon particles from the sun:
process has a photoelectric effect and causes the flow of free electrons
The panels are connected to an inverter,
which changes the direct
current (DC) from the solar panels to 240 volt alternating current (AC)
used to power our homes.
The main switchboard for the house
directs power from the grid or
solar panels to where it is needed in the house.
A kilo-watt hour
(kWh) metre measures the power that is generated and
exported by the grid connect system.
Any excess power generated
by the solar system, which is not needed
in the house, is then exported to the electricity grid and sold back to
your electricity supplier.
A grid connect solar power system can
significantly reduce your
carbon footprint, greatly reduce your power bill, and add value to your