HCB Solar
“Your local Solar people”
Give us a call now on (02) 4964 1153

The true power of solar energy - and Australia’s solar panels revolution

Posted by on 19 February 2014 | 765 Comments

Tags: , , , ,

Take a quick walk around your neighbourhood, or any neighbourhood in Australia for that matter and you’ll notice a growing trend. More and more solar panels are showing up on more roofs right around the country, and for good reason. Or should we say…many good reasons.

Firstly, with so many people feeling the financial pressures of increased living costs, solar energy is proving to be a very effective answer to soaring energy prices.
It’s also a solution to the environmental and climate problems associated with traditional energy sources such as coal. Plus, it creates new jobs in communities where solar power is adopted.

solar panels with sun

So, what exactly is solar energy?

Solar energy refers to the energy that is generated by the radiation created by the sun. At any given moment, the sun emits into space many billions of watts of energy.
To be more precise with the estimates, scientists put it at around 3.86 x 1026 watts (that’s a figure that has 24 zeros following it) of energy that the sun generates at any given moment – with fluctuations of course due to solar flares, etc.
Thankfully, a fraction of that energy reaches Earth.

The difference a tiny fraction of solar energy can make on a sunny day

To give you an idea of just how much energy a tiny piece of earth receives from the sun, imagine for a minute a piece of earth that’s about the size of a smallish backyard swimming pool – 48sqm. If it’s a sunny day, with minimal clouds in the sky, for the six sunniest hours of a day, that small area of earth will receive approximately 288 kilowatts of energy – which equates to the daily energy requirement of not one, but 10 average houses!

Solar power can be generated even on a cloudy day

The same piece of ground on a cloudy day, will receive around 28 kilowatts of energy over the course of those six hours – still enough energy to power one house for a day!
Those solar panels you notice on the roofs of houses effectively capture the energy of the sun, and convert it into DC electricity. Without the need for dirty fuels and the increasing costs associated with those. It’s for this reason that companies are investing more time and money into improving solar panel technology, to help harness the renewable power that the sun provides.

What are the benefits of using solar panels?

When we talk to people who want and choose solar to provide the energy for their home, they see a wide range of real benefits that include, but aren’t limited to:

  • a reduction in normal electricity costs
  • an increased use of free energy captured by solar panels
  • a move away from dirty, costly energy to a renewable, cleaner source
  • an infinite amount of energy (at least until the Sun retires for good)
  • Government incentives to thank you for investing in the future of renewable energy.

If, like millions of other Australians, you’re worried about rising energy costs, or have been thinking about more environmentally sound ways to live, it would be worth taking a closer look at solar roof panels and solar energy options available.

Post your comment


  • http://135.it/LgB5Y http://135.it/iKRCh http://bitly.com/2HWCjVq
    x3975a h9776y m4787h

    Posted by kdpuclhrivjr, 27/05/2019 11:09pm (21 days ago)

  • http://bitly.com/2K6t0Fc http://bitly.com/2K3v9kR http://bitly.com/2YUiVPL
    l1457i p11694g s4644k

    Posted by cuqenliktxeo, 27/05/2019 10:05pm (22 days ago)

  • http://bitly.com/2K3v9kR http://135.it/iKRCh http://bitly.com/2YP4YCp
    i6358w m877u f7153i

    Posted by uyexrqhneynz, 27/05/2019 9:07pm (22 days ago)

  • http://bitly.com/2YUiVPL http://bitly.com/2K3v9kR http://135.it/O40A2
    h6307c m2860y g3595t

    Posted by clrmqgvfpphy, 27/05/2019 8:19pm (22 days ago)

  • http://135.it/gzKRW http://bitly.com/2K6t0Fc http://135.it/O40A2
    w14509d t4960d a3344i

    Posted by jxvizncvwbfs, 27/05/2019 7:18pm (22 days ago)

  • http://135.it/KpTN2 http://135.it/gzKRW http://bitly.com/2K3v9kR
    s13391s f2748h d10491o

    Posted by acstcahoycga, 27/05/2019 6:10pm (22 days ago)

  • http://bitly.com/2K6t0Fc http://135.it/KpTN2 http://bitly.com/2YUiVPL
    b3170z h2703p t10349s

    Posted by eahsrvjkichk, 27/05/2019 5:13pm (22 days ago)

  • http://bitly.com/2YUiVPL http://135.it/KpTN2 http://135.it/O40A2
    d10764t j1691y v8302h

    Posted by laebxaqdwpfv, 27/05/2019 2:23pm (22 days ago)

  • http://135.it/KpTN2 http://135.it/gzKRW http://135.it/iKRCh
    l6465z i5920h d1464t

    Posted by ldxitvzrystu, 27/05/2019 12:26pm (22 days ago)

  • http://135.it/O40A2 http://bitly.com/2HWCjVq http://135.it/KpTN2
    x12369y v4107k x7290t

    Posted by pkdzihpewooj, 27/05/2019 10:30am (22 days ago)

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments