The Australian government places a strong focus on renewable energy. There are many different sources of renewable energy that Australian homes can adopt. One of the most popular sources of renewable energy are solar photovoltaic panels.
Solar panels are a main component of a solar system installation and involve the installation of an array of solar panels on rooftops that harvests the sun’s energy through a group of photovoltaic cells. The solar panels are connected to an inverter that converts direct current electricity into alternating current electricity.
Residential solar power systems in Australia need to be connected to the electricity grid to be operational. Any access electricity generated from the solar system is then fed back into the electricity grid.
For more information, refer to: http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/fs66.html