At Captain Solar we have faith in the power of the sun, and we want all Australians to feel the same, which starts with understanding. Here is a simplified version of how solar energy works and why you should take advantage of it.

  • Photovoltaic (PV or Solar Panels) modules generate Direct Current (DC) power from the sun.

  • An Inverter then converts DC power into 240V Alternating Current (AC) power for use at your property.

  • The building uses the solar electricity generated, any excess power is fed back into the grid. Meaning you are using the power of the sun to run your appliances.

  • A Bi-directional meter (Net Meter) then measures electricity fed back to the grid for which you would receive credits from your electricity retailer.