How does Rooftop Solar System Reduce Carbon Footprint?

Posted by Cooper and Co Electrical Services on September 7th, 2022

In Australia, rooftop solar (RTS) is the source of electricity for businesses, offices, and homes. It is a wonderful step toward the environment. The reason for changing consumer behavior is that purchaser behavior is increasingly shifting toward cleaner energy sources. Today's younger consumers, known as the "reflex generation," expect utilities and other similar service providers to raise the bar regarding price competitiveness and environmental sustainability. Now let's see what the exact meaning of rooftop solar is, how it works, and what the benefits of this system are.

What is Rooftop Solar?
It is a photovoltaic system with solar panels that generate electricity, and its installation is generally on the top of a residential or commercial building or structure. These solar systems comprise various components, such as photovoltaic modules, mounting systems, cables, and solar inverters. Rooftop-mounted systems are small compared to ground-mounted photovoltaic power stations with megawatt capacities. A typical rooftop PV system on a residential building has a total of 5 to 20 kilowatts (kW), whereas those mounted on commercial buildings frequently have a power of 100 kilowatts or more.

How does this system work?
A solar PV rooftop system is a small power plant installed on your roof. Grid-interactive Roof Top Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems have three major components. These are solar PV modules, mounting module structures, inverters, or power conditioning units.
Solar PV modules form an array, and a mounting system is required to hold PV modules at the required angle for maximum generation. Solar panels convert solar energy from light into direct current electricity (DC). The inverter/power conditioning unit converts DC electrical energy to AC (Alternate Current) power and the alternate current is then connected to the power grid via the AC distribution board. And it can use the metering panel attached to the grid to measure the AC power output. The system's 415 V AC output can be synchronized with the grid, and AC can be exported to the grid based on solar power generation and local consumption.

What are the benefits of a rooftop solar system?

●A rooftop solar system is an inexpensive system. It simply requires regular cleaning and maintenance, which is not difficult.
●In addition to not emitting carbon dioxide, it does not emit nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, or mercury, all particulate gases or wastes associated with coal.
●The primary benefit of installing solar panels on the roof is cost savings.

Now let's discuss some important factors about solar PV systems. First, let's see the meaning of solar PV systems.

A photovoltaic (PV) system includes one or more solar panels, an inverter, and other electrical and mechanical components that use solar energy to generate electricity. PV systems range from small rooftops or portable units to massive utility-scale power plants. Although PV systems can operate independently as off-grid PV systems, this article focuses on systems connected to the utility grid, also known as grid-tied PV systems.

Solar PV systems have many benefits, but what are they?

●Investing in solar energy can save you a lot of money.
●You can reduce CO2 emissions, improve corporate social responsibility, and meet your sustainability goals by reducing CO2.
Solar PV systems have no mobile parts, so they require little maintenance. The most important maintenance task is simply keeping the panels clean! The solar PV modules are incredibly dependable and should continue functioning for as long as the sun shines!

The benefits of solar energy are apparent. The raw materials used to develop solar electricity, the sun, and sand, are infinite. Rooftop electricity will soon be less costly than traditional electricity from a wall socket. As a result, solar energy will soon become a key technology for reviving economic growth, significantly compared to the past's steam engines, automobiles, or computers.

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