How Do Solar Panels Really Work?


The increased cost of production, high demand, inflation, and other economic factors have contributed to the high cost of grid power in recent years. More and more homes and businesses across Australia are now looking to power their homes with alternative energy sources, and solar power is currently the most viable alternative energy source in the country.

The major improvements in the quality and efficiency of solar panels have resulted in increased dependency on solar power for homes and businesses. Macedon Ranges Solar Powers is your trusted partner in Victoria for all solar power needs.


Macedon Ranges Solar Power Solutions

Solar Power Experts

If you want an expert who can assist or advise you on everything related to solar power, you shouldn’t look further than Macedon Ranges Solar Power.

Vast Industry Experience

Our team of experts has more than a decade of experience in the electrical and solar power industry in Australia. This gives us an edge over newcomers to the industry – who may not be familiar with the ins and outs of solar technology.

Custom Solutions

Our team is proud to offer custom-made solar power solutions for your home and business in central Victoria. The solar power systems we install in your home or office will be totally customised to meet your unique needs and requirements.

State Of The Art Solar Power Systems

Macedon Ranges Solar Power is proud to be a major retailer and supplier of the latest state-of-the-art solar power systems for residential and commercial clients across the Macedon Ranges region. We always provide the most up-to-date solar solutions to our customers across the region. Our systems will help to maximise the productivity and efficiency of your solar power needs.

Quick Installation And Repair Services

Our solar installation and repair services are quick and effective. We provide a wide range of services to all residential and commercial clients in the shortest time possible. 

Affordable Solar Equipment and Solutions

We are one of the most affordable solar power solution providers in Australia. In fact, all our products and services are reasonably priced with our clients in the Macedon Ranges area in mind.

Supplier Of Both Small And Large Scale Solar Systems

Macedon Ranges Solar Power provides a wide variety of solar power applications for both residential and commercial usage.

Fully Licensed & Insured

We are a fully licensed and insured electrical and solar power company. You can rest assured that your interests will be protected at all times when you decide to work with us.

Unbeatable Prices

Are you worried about having to spend a fortune on a solar power system? If so, you shouldn’t worry anymore as we are here to provide you with the best value for your money.  

Well Trained And Highly Qualified Staff

Our team of solar experts, engineers, and electricians is well-trained and accredited in providing the highest quality solar power system installation and repair services to clients across the region.

Service Guarantees and Equipment Warranties

We offer amazing equipment warranties and service guarantees. If anything goes wrong, we have you covered.


How Do Solar Panels Work?


Solar panels absorb UV rays from the sun using their special photovoltaic cells. The panel will then convert these rays into electricity by first converting the sun’s rays into a form of electricity known as Direct Current or DC. 

The solar inverter will then convert DC electricity into AC or alternative current or, regular electricity, in order to power the appliances and other electrical equipment in your home or office. 

How Do They Generate Electricity?


A standard solar panel or module consists of a glass casing, a metal frame, and a layer of silicon or photovoltaic cells. There is some wiring to allow the DC electricity to flow from cell to cell. In fact, silicon is a non-metallic element that has conductive properties.

Silicon can absorb and convert the sun’s energy into electrical energy. When sunlight comes into contact with a silicon cell, the electrons in the silicon cell will become active and produce an electrical current. The process is called the Photovoltaic Effect.


The Photovoltaic Effect

The Photovoltaic Effect is what actually helps the solar panel produce electrical energy. The entire process is simple and involves:

The Photovoltaic Effect is what actually helps the solar panel produce electrical energy. The entire process is simple and involves:

The photovoltaic cells (silicon cells) will absorb sunlight.

When sunlight comes into contact with the cells, the electrons of the cell will become active and generate an electric flow (DC current)

The wires of the cells will capture the DC energy and transfer it to an inverter in order to convert it to AC current

If you wonder what to do when there is no sunlight during times of bad weather, you should know that solar panels are only responsible for generating electricity. You need a battery to store this electricity so that your home or office can stay powered even when there is no sunlight.

On the other hand, many homes or businesses will decide to connect their solar power systems to the national grid in order to save energy costs. In fact, using a hybrid power system including the solar power system and the grid is a great way to save money on energy.

Contact Macedon Ranges Solar Power right now for quality and affordable solar power solutions!