The idea behind solar power is to use sunlight to create energy through solar panels. The energy harnessed can be turned into electricity to power your home. Or, you can use it to heat up air or fluids – like your swimming pool or hot water for your shower.
When looking at solar power, there are two main types of technology. These are solar photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal. At Renew Energy, we are able to apply both technologies into a single system, allowing you to generate heat and electricity.
Solar Power Technology
Solar power technology falls under two main branches.
Solar thermal technology converts solar radiation into heat (thermal energy). This is most commonly used to heat hot water systems or for spatial heating. It can also be used to create electricity with steam or turbines.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology converts sunlight into electricity directly through photovoltaic cells. Solar PV technology is very versatile. It can be installed on rooftops or incorporated into vehicle or building designs. Solar PV technology can also be applied at a larger scale in power plants and commercial facilities.
Solar battery storage systems have allowed solar power to become even more efficient and clean. At Renew Energy, we can utilize all types of solar technology to find the ideal solution for your needs.
Solar Power In Australia
Australia has the highest concentration of solar radiation per square metre of all the continents. We also have some of the top solar resources, with seriously high solar radiation in the desert areas.
Australia receives an annual average of 58 million petajoules of solar radiation! This is about 10,000 times larger than its total energy consumption per year. What this means is that Australia’s use of solar power is MUCH lower than it could be.
So, get on board today to leverage the abundant solar radiation in Australia. With Renew Energy, you can easily reduce, if not eliminate, your electrical bills!