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Solar Energy Systems: How They Work.

If you want a more environmentally friendly home, a natural step is to purchase a solar energy system. After all, the sun’s energy has been shining down on us in Shelby Township for millions of years. Mr. Air Repair carries the Lennox® SunSource® Energy System to help you create a home that relies more on natural energy and less on oil and gas.

But how does this system work?

The system uses solar modules, made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, to harvest energy from the sun and convert it to electricity. Afterwards, the electricity will power appliances, lights and other electrical devices in your home – from your HVAC systems to your TV.

Grid-tied PV systems

If you’re located in or around Shelby Township , you’re likely going to want a grid-tied PV system. These are the least costly solar energy systems, and they’re linked to your utility company’s power grid – hence the name grid-tied. This lets you use solar energy from your system when the PVs are collecting energy and use electricity from the grid when the system isn’t gathering energy.

In addition, grid-tied systems enable your system to feed surplus energy back into the grid, causing your meter to spin backwards. We call this process net-metering. The backward spin lets you save on utility expenses that are totaled by how far forward your meter has spun.

You should note that most solar rebates and incentives are only available if your system is grid-tied. Another option is a stand-alone PV system, which costs more. Stand-alone systems are not linked to the utility grid and are fine options when your home is in a remote location, or too far a distance from a utility service or power lines.

Mr. Air Repair in Shelby Township is happy to help with your solar energy system questions. Give us a call at 586-262-4258 or set up an appointment online.