According to the Australian government’s Living Greener website, over 890,000 residential solar power systems have been installed throughout Australia at November 2012.
With the convenience of solar panels, they have become a growing trend among Australians and are an ideal choice for city and urban areas as solar panels generate carbon emission free electricity without making any noise.
A good quality solar system can have an expected lifetime of 20 years or more, requiring minimal maintenance once the solar panels and components have been installed.
The components of a solar system are fixed to a property, including no moving parts. An array of solar panels are mounted onto the roof and are connected to an inverter that is usually mounted on the wall.
Once the solar system has been connected to the electricity grid, it can be turned on and electricity generated by the solar panels can be used throughout the house with excess electricity generated fed back into the electricity grid.