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How a Solar Energy System Works.

The sun is already giving off massive amounts of energy, so why not put it to use? With the Lennox® SunSource® Energy System we offer at TemperaturePro® in Englewood, you can cut down on your dependence on oil and gas and reduce your utility bills.

But how exactly does this happen?

The most basic way to explain a solar energy system is that the system uses solar modules, which are made up 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

This is the most common and least expensive residential solar system. The SunSource Energy System we carry is grid-tied, which means 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. On occasions when the system isn’t producing electricity, your home will be able to use power through the utility grid.

Additionally, when your system produces more electricity than you will use, it will be fed back into the grid through the process of 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 less costly are only available when your system is grid-tied.

Stand-alone PV systems are also available for those in remote areas without utility service, but they’re considerably more expensive. A stand-alone system is not tied to a utility grid and provide for a home’s entire energy consumption.

Ready to go solar? Call TemperaturePro® at 720-446-5100 or schedule an appointment online. We’re able to help with all your Englewood area solar energy system needs.