How does Solar work?

We'll give you a quick walk through how we enable your home or business to harness the power of solar energy!

Solar Panels

Solar panels are devices that convert sunlight into electricity. They are made up of a series of photovoltaic cells, which are connected together in a panel. When the sun hits the cells, the photons from the sunlight knock electrons loose from their atoms. These electrons flow through the cell and into an electrical circuit, generating an electric current.

Solar panels are usually mounted on roofs or in open spaces where they can receive direct sunlight. The electricity produced by solar panels can be used to power homes and businesses, or it can be fed back into the power grid. Solar panels are a clean and renewable source of energy, and they have the potential to greatly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.


How much does it cost to install solar?

Solar panels are a great way to save money on your energy bill, but how much does it cost to install them? Solar panel costs vary depending on the size of your home, the type of solar panels you choose, and the company you use for installation. However, the average cost of solar panel installation is around $18,000. Solar panels typically last for 20-25 years, so over the long run, they are a very cost-effective option. In addition, many states offer tax incentives for solar panel installation, so be sure to check what rebates are available in your area. With proper maintenance, solar panels can provide significant savings on your energy bill for many years to come.

How much money will I save by installing solar?

Solar panels are a great way to save money on your energy bill, and there are a few different ways to calculate how much you'll save. Solar panels typically have a payback period of 5-10 years, after which point they will start to save you money. The amount of money you'll save will depend on the size of your solar panel system, the efficiency of the panels, and the amount of sunlight your home receives. You can also receive government rebates for installing solar panels, which will further reduce the cost of installation. Solar panels are a great investment for any homeowner looking to save money on their energy bill.

What is a feed-in tariff?

Solar feed-in tariffs (FiTs) are a way of incentivizing people to generate their own renewable electricity, by offering them a guaranteed price per unit of electricity that they generate and export back to the grid. Solar FiTs are designed to encourage the uptake of solar PV systems by making them more economically viable. Solar FiTs are typically offered by government or utility companies and usually last for a period of several years.

Battery Storage

Solar battery storage refers to the practice of using a solar panel system to charge batteries, which can be used as backup power or as a source of energy during times when sunlight is not available. Solar batteries come in a variety of sizes and capabilities, with some able to power entire homes while others are more suited for small devices. One important factor to consider when purchasing a solar battery is its depth of discharge, which refers to how much the battery can be drained before it needs to be recharged. Solar battery storage is becoming increasingly popular as a way for individuals and businesses to reduce reliance on traditional energy sources and cut down on electricity costs. However, it does come with a high initial cost and requires regular maintenance. Overall, investing in solar battery storage can provide long-term benefits for both personal use and the environment.


How big should my solar battery storage be for my home or business?

Solar batteries come in a variety of sizes, so it is important to select the one that best meets your needs. The first step is to determine your daily energy usage. This will help you to calculate the size of the battery you need to store enough power to cover your usage. Solar batteries can be stored on-site or off-site. On-site storage is typically more expensive, but it offers the advantage of being able to access stored power even if the grid goes down. Off-site storage is less expensive, but it requires you to have an agreement with a utility company in order to access stored power. Solar batteries can also be used to provide backup power in case of an outage. The size of the battery you need for backup power will depend on the wattage of your solar system and the length of time you want to be able to run your home or business without grid power. Solar batteries are an important part of any solar energy system, and careful consideration should be given to selecting the right size for your needs.

How long will my solar battery last?

Solar batteries are a popular choice for those looking to reduce their reliance on traditional forms of energy. Solar batteries come in a variety of sizes and can be used to power everything from small appliances to entire homes. But how long do solar batteries actually last? Solar batteries are designed to last for many years, but the exact lifespan will vary depending on the type of battery and how it is used. For example, solar batteries that are used frequently may need to be replaced more often than those that are used only occasionally. Additionally, solar batteries that are exposed to extreme temperatures or other harsh conditions may not last as long as those that are kept in more moderate conditions. With proper care and maintenance, however, solar batteries can provide years of reliable power.

Inverter Systems

A solar inverter system is a key component in any solar energy setup. It converts the electricity produced by your solar panels from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), which is compatible with standard household appliances. Solar inverters also have important safety features, such as shut-off switches and grounding wires, to protect your home and equipment. Solar batteries can be integrated with your inverter system to store excess energy for nighttime use or backup power during outages. With the help of a Solar Inverter System, you can start enjoying the cost-saving benefits of solar energy for your home or business.


What does a solar inverter do?

Solar inverters are devices that are used to convert the direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) system into an alternating current (AC) that can be used by most appliances and equipment. Solar inverters can either be standalone devices or integrated into PV modules. PV systems that are connected to the grid must have a solar inverter in order to supply the AC power to the grid. Solar inverters use different technologies to convert DC to AC, depending on the type of solar inverter. The most common type of solar inverter is a grid-tied inverter, which uses Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to convert DC to AC. Stand-alone solar inverters use a different technology called Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) to optimize the power output of the PV system. Solar inverters are an essential component of any PV system, and their performance has a significant impact on the overall efficiency of the system.

How often do solar inverter systems need to be maintained?

Solar inverters are an essential component in any solar energy system, converting the direct current (DC) electricity produced by the panels into useable alternating current (AC) electricity for your home or business. However, like any piece of equipment, regular maintenance is important for optimal performance. How often this maintenance is required depends on a few factors, including the manufacturer and type of inverter being used. Generally speaking, it's recommended that inverters be inspected at least once a year to ensure proper functioning and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. It's also a good idea to have an Far damage inspection done every 5-10 years, as well as replacing any external fuses every 2-3 years. Regular maintenance not only helps to ensure continuous power production, it can also extend the lifespan of your inverter system. Solar energy systems can be a significant investment, so it's worth taking the time to properly care for and maintain your equipment.  By staying on top of maintenance schedules, you can enjoy the benefits of clean solar energy for many years to come.

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Are you looking for a new solar power system? Midland Solar is the best place to go if you’re considering installing a solar power system. We have over 10 years of experience in the Solar Industry, and are fully accredited by all major accreditation bodies. Are you looking for a new solar power system? Midland Solar is the best place to go if you’re considering installing a solar power system. We have over 10 years of experience in the Solar Industry, and are fully accredited by all major accreditation bodies. Are you looking for a new solar power system? Midland Solar is the best place to go if you’re considering installing a solar power system. We have over 10 years of experience in the Solar Industry, and are fully accredited by all major accreditation bodies.
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