Solar power is energy from the sun
Solar power can be converted into thermal or electrical energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and Australia has some of the richest solar resources in the world. Solar technologies can harness this energy for a variety of uses. Solar panels can provide heat, cooling and light and solar hot systems can heat water. These can both be used for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.
Solar energy has been around for a while. And as technology is being developed and progressing, Harms Electrical Services prides itself on staying up to date, and relevant to the market. What is our point of difference? We are the team that inspect supply and do your solar system installation to your requirements. Service and the customer are our priority, we prefer to educate and include our clients, so we all grow together.
If you would like to learn more about solar systems, contact us!
How does a solar panel work?
The amount of sunlight that strikes the earth’s surface in an hour and a half is enough to handle the entire world’s energy consumption for a full year. Solar technologies convert sunlight into electrical energy either through photovoltaic (PV) panels or through mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. This energy can be used to generate electricity or be stored in batteries or thermal storage.
When photons hit a solar cell, they knock electrons loose from their atoms. If conductors are attached to the positive and negative sides of a cell, it forms an electrical circuit. When electrons flow through such a circuit, they generate electricity. Multiple cells make up a solar panel, and multiple panels (modules) can be wired together to form a solar array. The more panels you can deploy, the more energy you can expect to generate.
What are solar panels made of?
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are made up of many solar cells. Solar cells are made of silicon, like semiconductors. They are constructed with a positive layer and a negative layer, which together create an electric field, just like in a battery.
Are you interested in getting a solar system installed?
Solar systems are made up of solar panels (modules), a mounting system, and a solar inverter with computerised controller. The most common location for the solar panel installation is the roof. Most roofs typically have the desired specifications for the solar system installation, so that panels get the maximum sunlight.
If you decide to do the solar panel installation, Harms Electrical Services will help you complete the necessary permitting and steps. We will also determine the appropriate size for your system. The size will be based on your electricity needs. Our installer will also ensure that all equipment is installed correctly and oriented and tilted in such a way to maximize the daily and seasonal solar energy received and produced by your system.
Solar hot water system uses the sun to generate warm water
You use hot water at home every day when you take a shower, run a load of laundry, or wash your dishes. Solar hot water systems use the sun’s energy to heat the water in your home.
Solar hot water system is an alternative to conventional water heating systems. It captures thermal energy from the sun and use it to heat water for your home. These systems are made of a few major components: collectors, a storage tank, a heat exchanger, a controller system, and a backup heater.
What are the benefits of using solar hot water system?
With a solar hot water system, you can use the power of the sun to save money reduce your reliance on conventional energy sources such as oil, electricity, and gas. It cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, and also helps you save money long-term by reducing gas and electricity bills.
Why to choose solar power?
While it has been widely criticised for being expensive or inefficient, solar energy has now proved to be extremely beneficial – not only for the environment but also for the private economy.
Advantages of Solar Energy
- Renewable energy source
Among all the benefits of solar panel installation, the most important thing is that solar energy is a renewable energy source. It can be harnessed in all areas of the world and is available every day. We cannot run out of solar energy, unlike some of the other sources of energy.
- Reduces electricity bills
Since you will be meeting some of your energy needs with the electricity your solar system has generated, your energy bills will drop. How much you save on your bill will be dependent on the size of the solar system and your electricity or heat usage.
- Diverse applications
Solar energy can be used for diverse purposes. You can generate electricity or heat. Solar energy can be used to produce electricity in areas without access to the energy grid, to distil water in regions with limited clean water supplies and to power satellites in space.
- Low maintenance costs
Solar energy systems don’t generally require a lot of maintenance. You only need to do some solar panel cleaning. If you do your solar panel cleaning a couple of times per year, that will do the job. If in doubt, we can do the solar panel cleaning for you.
- Technology development
Technology in the solar power industry is constantly advancing and improvements will intensify in the future. Innovations in quantum physics and nanotechnology can potentially increase the effectiveness of solar panels and double, or even triple, the electrical input of the solar power systems.
Choose Harms to be your partner in solar energy
The positive implications of solar are environmental, economical, and personal. Whatever your reason for choosing solar, we are here to assist you to achieve the desired outcome.