An inverter transforms the DC power from the Solar panel to AC power, this is the same type of power as your mains power. It also exports any excess power back into the electricity grid. An inverter’s quality is partly measured by how efficiently it converts the DC electricity to AC electricity.
kW stands for kilowatt. This is a measurement of power. A kilowatt is 1,000 watts.
kWh stands for kilowatt hour. This is a measurement of energy.
The first thing to look at is the material difference between the composition of the silicon substrate used to create Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline panels. Monocrystalline means ‘a single crystal’ while Polycrystalline means ‘many crystals’.
The question of which is best has been an ongoing debate in solar industry since both products were introduced to the market. Each panel has its advantages. Contact us today to speak to one of our technical solar advisers about personalising a solar system to give you the best return on investment for your home.
Your solar PV system production is variant on the amount of sunlight hitting your panels and the temperature of this. As we have shorter days in winter and more overcast days your system will produce less compared to Summer where the sun sets later and has clears sky’s. At Essential Solar we can provide you with a panel layout and yield report of what your solar system should produce each month. Contact us today to get your free panel layout and yield report.
If you have a “grid connected system’ this means your solar will only work while the network is functioning. Due to safety reasons, when a blackout occurs your solar PV system will automatically stop producing electricity. This is due to a mandatory safety requirement in place to protect technicians working in your immediate area. Once the grid is back up, your system’s ability to generate will resume. However, we do recommend you check your system has turned back on.
If you have a hybrid system with a battery this system will need to have back up functionality connected and charge in your battery for you to have power when the network is down.