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How solar power works

A solar power system is designed to generate electricity from the sun using what is known as the photovoltaic effect.  The solar panels are connected in series to create the desired voltages of up to 600v DC depending on the inverter and sunlight intensity, which is converted to 240V AC by your inverter.  This electricity is then fed into your household electricity meter which allows your electricity retailer to measure the energy produced.  In most cases your electricity supplier will record the amount of electricity that you export to the electricity grid and give you a credit on your account for the amount of your production.  From most retailers in QLD you will be paid more per kWh for the green energy that you produce than what you will pay for the electricity you use.  In some cases, depending on the size of your system and usage, it is possible to generate more electricity or be credited for a larger amount than you use.



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