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Solar Feed In Tariff Qld

installed solar panels on the roof

The Solar Feed-In Tariff QLD The solar feed in tariff and the solar rebate are often confused with each other, but they’re two very different pieces of the puzzle. What’s the difference between a solar tariff and solar rebate? The solar rebate is the cash back incentive offered by the government to entice you to switch to solar (as detailed above) and is paid as a lump sum when you initially make the switch. The solar feed in tariff Qld is the rate (measured in cents/kilowatt hour) at which you’ll be paid for any excess solar energy your system produces which is not used by your...

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Solar Panels and Inverters

home with solar panels and inverter on the roof

Solar Panels and Inverters There are two main components to any solar system – solar panels and inverters. These big-ticket items require careful consideration when investing in solar. Solar panels: To put it simply, solar panels work by converting light energy from the sun into DC (direct current) electricity. The main element in a solar cell is a semiconductor (silicon), which when excited by sunlight will move electrons between cells creating the flow of electricity. The Inverter: Electricity created by the panels is a ‘Direct Current’, which has varying voltages depending on how many...

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