During the day solar modules capture the sun's energy and convert it to electricity using photovoltaic (PV) cells.
The charge controller or energy regulator prevents overcharge which results in out-gassing of the batteries, as well as keeping electrical storage in the batteries from discharging to the solar modules at night.
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The inverter, which converts DC to AC power that can be used in your home, can make a huge difference to the performance of your solar panels. Traditionally, one central inverter would cover an entire residential solar system.
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New energy storage solutions can bring the power of the sun to light the dark. Energy storage is exciting and it's here today for you to use. It's the next step up from solar panels and means you can store the power of the sun.
An energy storage system allows excess solar energy generated by solar panels to be stored in batteries during low usage times for use during high usage times to reduce your energy bill; or be stored for use at nighttime.
The energy from your solar panels that is not being used passes through an inverter/charger and is stored in a bank of batteries to be converted back to 240 Volts (AC) to power your home when you need it!
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Around the country households use the most energy before and after work. On hot summer days and cool winter nights, we all want to use our power at the same time, this is known as a period of peak demand.
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There are a number of ways you can create a more energy efficient home.
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For high quality system parts, the maintenance required is usually negligible. The surface panels are self-cleaning depending on the tilt of the panel and the roof.
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When you install a solar power system you may need to have a new meter installed. New meters are supplied by your network provider and CSA Services can help with your application including advising you on the tariff options available from all energy retailers.
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