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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 farmOur solar farm
We believe that investing in a renewable energy future is important. 


So in 2012 in a joint venture project we installed one of Australia’s biggest solar farms at Greenough River, near Geraldton. It is capable of producing enough electricity to power 3,000 homes. 

The main benefit of solar power is that it is emission free. This solar farm alone is equivalent to removing 3,000 cars from WA's roads.