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Solar Energy Systems: How They Work.

The sun is already expelling incredible amounts of energy, so why not put it to use? With the Lennox® SunSource® Energy System we offer at Air-Dynamics Inc in San Angelo, you can decrease your dependence on oil and gas and see lower utility bills.

But how exactly does this happen?

The easiest way to explain a solar energy system is that the system uses solar modules, which are composed of photovoltaic (PV) cells, to collect 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, meaning it’s connected to your utility company’s power grid or power stations. Grid-tied enables you to use your solar energy system to power your home. When the system isn’t creating electricity, the utility grid will supply power to your home.

In addition, 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 SunSource System’s electricity is going back into the grid.

*Note: Most rebates and incentives that make a solar energy system easier to afford 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 connected to a utility grid and provide for a home’s entire energy consumption.

Ready to go solar? Call Air-Dynamics Inc at 325-655-2515 or set up a consultation online. We’re available to help with all your San Angelo area solar energy system needs.