I want a solar power system that works night and day
Solar power systems combining battery storage are the most effective way to get the most from a solar power system. When your not home during the day your solar power is sent out into the grid with little to no benefit to you as feed-in tariffs are as little a $0.06 cents and most homes usually consume the largest part of their power bill at night. By using batteries to store your solar power you can reduce your power bills to a fraction of what they normally are or even have no power bills at all.
I have a solar power system already and want to reduce my power bills more
If your not home during the day to use your solar power it is exported to the electricity grid for as little as $0.06 cents per kW. Your existing solar system can easily have batteries added to it, enabling you to store all that power and use it when you get home and at night. Your feed-in tariff can still be utilised, when your battery bank is charged, your surplus solar power will continue to be exported to the grid.
Most of your existing solar power system components can be used in a new battery storage system making it a cost effective way to reduce or even eliminate your power bills.
I want a standard grid connected solar system
If most of your power is consumed during the day, a conventional solar power system may be the most suitable. A typical solar system will generally have solar panel fitted on the roof in a northerly direction and at an angle to maximise the amount of sunlight that hits the panels.
Solar panels generate clean electricity by converting the energy in sunlight. This conversion takes place within modules of specially fabricated materials that make up the solar panels. It is a relatively simple process that requires no moving parts.
Electricity from the grid uses alternating current (AC). But the electricity generated by solar panels is direct current (DC). That means grid connected solar systems need an inverter to transform the DC electricity into AC electricity suitable for ordinary household needs.
Houses with solar systems use solar power first before sourcing electricity from the grid. At night when the solar panels are not producing electricity, power is supplied from the grid.