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How a Solar Energy System Works.

The sun is already expelling huge amounts of energy, which is exactly why you should put it to use in your home. With the Lennox® SunSource® Energy System we carry at Energy Upgrades, Inc. in San Dimas, you can decrease your dependence on oil and gas and see lower utility bills.

But how exactly does this happen?

The simplest way to explain a solar energy system is that the system uses solar modules, which are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, to gather 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 the most common and least expensive for residential solar systems. The SunSource Energy System we carry 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. On occasions when the system isn’t generating electricity, your home will receive power through the utility grid.

In addition, when your system produces enough to power your home and then some, 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 easier to afford are only available when your system is grid-tied.

Stand-alone PV systems are an alternative 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 a home’s entire energy consumption.

Ready to go solar? Call Energy Upgrades, Inc. at 626-478-2922 or set up an appointment online. We’re available to help with all your San Dimas area solar energy system needs.