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Solar energy

Australia is one of the sunniest countries in the world. So it makes sense that we should utilise as much energy from the sun as possible.

 

Receiving an average of 8.8 hours of sunlight each day, Perth is recognised as Australia’s sunniest city. Taking advantage of our abundance of sunlight with solar panels means you can invest in sustainable energy and reduce your electricity costs for years to come. 

Watch this video to find out how electricity generated from the sun can be used to power your home and save you money on your electricity bill.

Here is a step by step process;

How solar is generated at a solar farm

 

Thanks to photovoltaic cells mounted in solar panels, the sun's energy can be turned into electricity. These cells are made of silicon discs and unlock the potential for solar power.

  1. Sun hits the PV cells and causes electrons within the cell to flow, generating electricity

  2. This flow results in direct current (DC) electricity that is low in voltage

  3. The panels are connected to an inverter that converts the DC flow into alternating current (AC) – which is necessary for residential use

  4. Finally, the flow of electricity is connected to the grid.

 

Greenough river solar farmGreenough River Solar Farm
We believe that investing in a renewable energy future is important. 

 
The 10MW fixed panel stage one of Greenough River Solar Farm (GRSF), a Bright Energy Investments joint venture, was constructed 50 kilometres southeast of Geraldton in 2012 as Australia's first large scale solar farm. The 30MW stage two expansion of the solar farm, utilising a single axis tracking system, was completed in 2020.

The clean, affordable and sustainable energy generated by the now-40MW facility providing significant renewable power to the South West Interconnected System, generating an equivalent amount of power higher than the average electricity use of nearly 20,000 households.