Grid Connect Power


What is grid connect solar power and how does it work?

How a grid connected solar power system works

While the technology behind solar power may seem complex, when broken down, grid connect is easy to understand as it only requires a few components installed in your home or business.
The sun shines on the solar panels generating DC electricity.

The DC electricity is fed into a solar inverter that converts it to AC electricity.

The AC electricity is used to power appliances in your home.

Surplus electricity is fed back into the main grid.
Whenever the sun shines (and even in overcast weather), the solar cells generate electricity. The inverter converts the DC electricity produced by the solar panels into 240V AC electricity, which can then be used by the property/household. 

If a grid connect system is producing more power than is being consumed, the surplus is fed into the mains power grid. Some electricity companies will meter the electricity fed into the grid by your system and provide a credit on your bill. 

When the solar cells are not producing power, for example at night, your power is supplied by the mains power grid as usual. The energy retailer charges the usual rate for the power used.


Everyone's needs are different and the sizing is important; the appropriate sizing of your solar power system needs to cover your day time electricity usage only. Our consultants can assist you with this; they have the expertise to guide you through calculating your daily usage to ensure that the system you purchase is the right one for you. Careful design is the key to ensure that maximum benefit is derived from the installed solar PV generating capacity.

Interested? Call us for an obligation-free custom designed quote, book a consultation with one of our advisors. It’s easy; email, call or pop into our showroom.

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