install_a

  • Solar panels take light from the sun and converts this to Direct Current (DC electrical energy)
  • This energy is fed to an Inverter that converts the DC energy into Alternating Current (AC electrical energy)
  • This is the energy that we are supplied by the grid (City Power or Eskom)
  • During the day we use this energy for various appliances like fridges, pool pumps, washing machines, tumble dryers, etc.
  • Any excess energy is fed into the grid (net metering)
install_b

  • This reduces your energy consumption
  • Off-grid systems require battery storage which is very expensive but works on the same principles on the grid tie system