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Solar energy is all around us and has driven the planet for billions of years. Harnessing the power of the sun for electricity is a reliable, environmentally sound and affordable alternative to our current energy systems. Homes and businesses benefit from solar electricity by reducing the amount of power they need to buy from the grid, and by selling their excess generation back to the grid in the for of a “feed in tariff”.

WINAICO Photovoltaik

How does it work?

In order to convert sunlight into electricity, you need a photovoltaic installation on your roof. A photovoltaic installation consists of panels and inverters:

Solar panels convert sunlight to electricity. They are made from rows of individual silicon solar cells, which are encased in an aluminium frame, polymer backsheet and a glass front panel. Electricity is generated through a process called the Photovoltaic effect.

The inverter converts DC power produced by the solar panels to AC power which is used by home appliances and can be fed back into the electric grid.

An electrical meter measures the energy fed into the public network. Solar metering arrangements differ depending on your region. Your local WINAICO office or installation partner can advise you on the best option for you.