At Solar Panels Hobart, we give advice on the installation of solar panels, and if you wish, we can even give you a hand. We’ll make sure to deliver you top-notch service at competitive pricing. Moreover, we’re experienced in this field, and we understand all your needs and requirements; we’ll try to match them as best as possible.
Your satisfaction is our priority number one, and that’s why we work with reliable products that carry a warranty, and certified components.
How do solar panels work?
As mentioned before, solar panels collect photons in sunlight and transfer these photon particles to electron particles in the semiconductor material of the solar cells used in producing electricity from solar radiation. Solar cells are made up of two layers of semiconductors (usually Silicon) with a positive layer facing toward where there’s access to sunlight and a negative layer facing the other, dark side. The semiconductor material used for these layers is made up of atoms with a valence band and a conduction band. The difference in energy between the two bands is called the “bandgap”. An electron that moves into the conduction band leaves behind a positively charged vacancy or hole that can move freely through each layer to produce an electric current.
This current electrical energy generated from solar radiation is then carried by connecting wires to either inside an electrical panel or directly to your home’s main breaker panel if your solar system is installed with grid-tie inverters (inverters change DC power produced by solar cells into AC power used in homes).
Types of Solar Panels
There are three main types of residential solar panels:
Monocrystalline solar panels – These are considered to be the most efficient and best quality commercially available product as they produce a high yield per square metre compared to other products that use silicon wafers. They also provide a more stable power output over time as there is less electrical resistance
Poly-crystalline solar cells- these are created by using molten Silicon that is cast into large slabs then cut into wafers, this results in slightly lower conversion efficiency compared to monocrystalline cells, but they are cheaper to produce.
Thin Film Solar Panels – This type of panel is different from the previous two types. It is made up of super-thin layers of photovoltaic materials, usually between one micrometre and ten micrometres thick, which are also known as amorphous Silicon or a-Si solar cells. They are most commonly manufactured through deposition, which involves passing an electrical current through gaseous silicon material until it evaporates, leaving behind only its solids.
The benefits of installing solar panels
Having solar panels in your home or commercial property has a range of benefits which is why they’re becoming more and more popular. Some of these include:
1) Solar panels are cheap to buy with the cost coming down substantially over recent years;
2) The amount of money you can save on your energy bills with solar panels will usually outweigh the initial outlay within 5 to 7 years for commercial properties and most homes;
3) You may be able to sell any extra electricity back into the grid if you have excess capacity during peak times;
4) Solar Panels make your home or business look better and increase your property value;
Things to consider before getting solar panels installed
When looking at getting solar panels installed, some of the factors to consider are the cost, how much energy you use, your roof space, and whether you can get any subsidies.
When it comes to cost, the biggest factors will be the size of your roof and how many hours of sunlight you get each day. If you have a south-facing roof, this will be best for catching the sun’s rays, but even if you don’t, it is still possible to generate electricity from north-facing roofs and east, and west-facing ones as well these all receive some rays.
You may be eligible for a government subsidy to help with the installation cost, but this will depend on which state you live in and whether your household income is below a certain level.
The size of your roof can also limit how much energy you generate from solar panels. This depends on the number of hours of sunlight each day, how efficient your panels are and what size they are.
The best solar panel for your needs
When choosing the ideal solar panel for your home you need to consider how much electricity you use, your roof area and what sort of budget you have. The amount of free energy you save will depend entirely on the size of the solar panel system that is right for your home or business.
Why Choose Us?
At Solar Panels Hobart, we prioritise the needs of our customers. We provide quality products and services that are efficient, effective, and sustainable.
We are an established solar panel company in Hobart that has been servicing the local community for more than ten years. Our service range includes the supply of solar panels, solar batteries, hot water systems, solar panel cleaning, ceiling insulation, home energy audits & general plumbing.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you meet your renewable energy needs and live a healthier life with less impact on the environment.