Guide to solar panels for your home
From which solar panels to buy and how long they last to are they even worth it? Here’s everything you need to know before considering solar energy and solar panels.
Solar energy and solar panels can be confusing, so if you have no idea where to start, what to look for, or what questions to ask, you’re not alone.
Put simply, solar panels are used to generate solar energy as part of a solar power system – either on rooftops of homes and businesses, or ground mounted for large solar farms.
Solar panels are designed to capture the UV rays from sunlight and convert it into Direct Current (DC) electricity. This DC electricity is then converted to Alternating Current (AC) electricity via your solar system’s inverter, allowing the use of this renewable solar energy to power lights, televisions, computers, and just about anything else in our homes or businesses.
Though Australia has the highest population of residential rooftop solar energy in the world, with more than three million rooftop solar systems and counting, many people are still wondering what all the fuss is about, and unsure if solar energy is right for their needs.
To help you make an informed decision, RACV Solar CEO Andy McCarthy has answered 10 of the most common solar energy and solar panel questions.