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Solar Energy Systems: How They Work.

The sun is already generating incredible amounts of energy. Why not put it to work in your own home? With the Lennox® SunSource® Energy System we have available at Mr. Air Repair in Shelby Township , you can cut down on your dependence on oil and gas and lower your utility bills.

So how exactly does it work?

The easiest way to explain a solar energy system is that the system uses solar modules made of photovoltaic (PV) cells to take in energy from the sun and convert it to electricity. This electricity is used to power light, appliances and electrical devices in your home.

Grid-tied PV systems

Grid-tied PV systems are very common and the most affordable for residential applications. The SunSource Energy System we have available is grid-tied, and that means it’s connected to your utility company’s power grid or power stations. Grid-tied lets you use your solar energy system to power your home. When the system isn’t creating electricity, your home will be able to use power through the utility grid.

And, when your system produces more electricity than you will use, it will be fed back into the grid through net-metering. With net-metering, your meter spins forward if you’re using electricity from the grid and backward when you’re putting your SunSource System’s electricity back into the grid.

*Note: Most rebates and incentives that make a solar energy system less costly are only available when your system is grid-tied.

Stand-alone PV systems are another option for those in remote areas without utility service, but they’re considerably more expensive. A stand-alone system is not linked to a utility grid and provide for the entirety of a home’s energy consumption needs.

Ready to go solar? Call Mr. Air Repair at 586-262-4258 or create a meeting online. We’re available to help with all your Shelby Township area solar energy system needs.