More than two million Australian homes now have solar panels on their roof. That’s people generating electricity for their needs and ours, saving lots on energy bills.
This is how solar works when it’s on our roofs:
- During the day, our solar panels produce energy, and we use it to power our own building, electric car and/or solar battery.
- The energy that we don’t use, we automatically sell to the grid. That’s extra money in our pockets.
- At night, solar panels go to sleep with us. The electricity we use comes from the grid and we pay a fee for this.
- Meanwhile, our smart meters track everything. We can always know how much energy we’re producing and money we’re saving.