Solar system facts
Getting solar panels for your home from a trusted provider may be one of the wisest decisions you can make. Not only are you getting clean energy from the sun, you could well be saving money too!
But ... knowing where to start is often half the battle.
Having installed more than one million solar panels to date, we get a lot of questions when people start their solar journey. You’ll find some of the most common questions below.
Getting started with Solar
At Origin we love solar systems. And we want you to as well.
So how do you get started with Solar?
it’s easier than you think.
There’s a few things about your property you’ll want to know first. Let’s begin.
So, Where is your property located? (visual shows map of Australia)
What type of property is it?
What's sort of roof does it have?
- Concrete tile
- Terracotta tile
- Flat concrete
- Not sure
Things your solar expert will discuss with you include shading during the day, pitch of you roof and position of the roof.
With this information about your property, our experts can design a tailored system to suit your lifestyle.
To find out more and receive a call back about a solar package that’s right for you, simply request a quote from the Origin website today.
Solar system information
How solar energy works
1. Solar panels
Solar panels capture sunlight and convert it into DC (Direct Current).
2. Solar inverter
A solar inverter then converts DC into AC (Alternate Current) - which then powers your home in real-time.
3. Solar battery
If you install a solar battery, excess energy is stored here (rather than pushing out to the grid).
4. Digital meter
Your energy use and habits are easily tracked with a digital meter.
5. Power grid
Any excess energy that you generate is pushed out to the grid. This energy is measured and calculated (feed-in tariff) to credit your account. You can also (automatically) draw energy from the grid when you need it.
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