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How a Solar Energy System Works.

The sun is already giving off massive amounts of energy. Why not put it to work in your own home? With the Lennox® SunSource® Energy System we offer at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline, you can cut down on your dependence on oil and gas and see lower 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

Grid-tied PV systems are very common and the most affordable for residential applications. The SunSource Energy System we offer is grid-tied, which 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. At times when the system isn’t creating electricity, the utility grid will supply power to your home.

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 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 cost a lot more. A stand-alone system is not linked to a utility grid and provide for all of a home’s energy needs.

Ready to go solar? Call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-762-3641 or create a consultation online. We’re ready to help with all your Moline area solar energy system needs.