How new energy works

The new energy ecosystem

Making smart energy choices doesn’t stop at solar. The new energy ecosystem gives you the power to harness and monitor your renewable energy, powering your lifestyle while caring for the planet. And the diagram below will show you how it’s possible.

The use of orange shows where energy is being produced and used, and how it flows between the different elements.

Switch from day to night to see how energy is produced, consumed and stored.
Virtual power plant

A virtual power plant connects your battery to other batteries in your community, through an intelligent cloud-based control system. Together the batteries form a connected network that can support the existing energy grid when it’s really needed.

Solar panels

During the day your panels capture sunlight which is converted into energy to power your home. Any excess energy is fed back into the grid, which can generate a credit on your electricity bill, or be used to charge your battery for you to use later.

Electric vehicle

Take the power out onto the open road. You can charge your electric vehicle using energy from your solar system, battery, the grid or a combination.  Sustainable and smart.

Solar monitoring

Solar monitoring shows you how your solar system is working, from any internet-enabled device. You can see how much energy the system’s making, as well as how much energy from the grid your home is using. It also tells you whether your system is producing as much energy as it should, giving you peace of mind that it’s performing.

Energy storage

Working hand in hand with your solar system, batteries store the excess energy it generates so you can power your home even when the sun goes down.

Solar inverter

A solar inverter changes the energy captured by your solar panels into electricity that can be used to power your home.

Digital meter

A digital meter measures your home’s electricity use in 30-minute intervals – giving you even greater insight into your energy usage.

The grid

If your solar system is producing more energy than you’re consuming, and your  battery is fully charged, this excess energy is fed back into the grid which can give you a credit on your bill in return. If you aren’t generating enough solar energy to power your home, you can draw power from the grid to fully cover your energy needs.

Harness the power of the sun

Switching to solar could be a great option for your home with environmental and financial benefits.

AGL does not provide residential solar systems but can refer you to a third-party solar retailer who can help you through the process.

Request a call back from one of our third-party solar retailers today.

Harness the power of the sun

Solar seasonality in

  • SUMMER

    Stay cool in summer with solar. With an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine per day, your home can run efficiently with the opportunity to offset your bill.

  • AUTUMN

    With the warmer months behind us, autumn provides great conditions for solar energy. With an average of 6-7 hours of sunshine per day, there’s plenty of light to help power your home.

  • WINTER

    Did you know New South Wales has more blue sky days in winter than in summer? So even though the days are a little shorter averaging 7 hours of sunshine, you can still power your home with solar.

  • SPRING

    Solar loves spring. In fact, the cooler months provide better conditions for solar to be efficient and effective. Averaging 8 hours of daily sunshine, your home will enjoy all the benefits of this perfect solar season.

  • SUMMER

    Stay cool in summer with solar. With an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine per day, your home can run efficiently with the opportunity to offset your bill.

  • AUTUMN

    With the warmer months behind us, autumn provides great conditions for solar energy. With an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day, there’s plenty of light to help power your home.

  • WINTER

    The days may be a little shorter averaging 7 hours of sunshine, however, our high quality panels are designed to harness maximum energy from the sun – even if the light isn’t as strong.

  • SPRING

    Solar loves spring. In fact, the cooler months provide better conditions for solar to be efficient and effective. Averaging 8 hours of daily sunshine, your home will enjoy all the benefits of this perfect solar season.

  • SUMMER

    Stay cool in summer with solar. With an average of 8-10 hours of sunshine per day, your home can run efficiently with the opportunity to offset your bill.

  • AUTUMN

    With the warmer months behind us, autumn provides great conditions for solar energy. With an average of 5-8 hours of sunshine per day, there’s plenty of light to help power your home.

  • WINTER

    The days may be shorter with an average of 5-6 hours of sunshine, however, our high quality panels have been designed to harness as much energy from the sun – even if it’s only out for a few hours.

  • SPRING

    Solar loves spring. In fact, the cooler months provide better conditions for solar to be efficient and effective. Averaging 6-8 hours of daily sunshine, your home will enjoy all the benefits of this perfect solar season.

  • SUMMER

    Stay cool in summer with solar. With an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine per day, your home can run efficiently with the opportunity to offset your bill.

  • AUTUMN

    With the warmer months behind us, autumn provides great conditions for solar energy. With an average of 5-6 hours of sunshine per day, there’s plenty of light to help power your home.

  • WINTER

    The days may be shorter with an average of 3-4 hours of sunshine, however, our high quality panels are designed to harness maximum energy from the sun – even if it’s only out for a few hours.

  • SPRING

    Solar loves spring. In fact, the cooler months provide better conditions for solar to be efficient and effective. Averaging 5-7 hours of daily sunshine, your home will enjoy all the benefits of this perfect solar season.

Can I get solar?

http://www.bom.gov.au/watl/sunshine/