Solar power is currently one of the biggest global trends in the shift away from our dependence on fossil fuels for power. There are many options when it comes to home solar systems, but there are also a lot of questions we consistently get about solar. Here are the basics that everyone should know about solar power for the home.
How does solar power work?
A solar power system uses an array of photovoltaic (PC) cells, which are usually installed on the roof to harvest energy provided by the sun and convert it into electricity.
What is a grid-tied PV systems?
A grid-tied PV system is connected to a utility grid, which provides electricity to the home at night, or at other times when the PV system is not creating electricity. When your home uses power from the grid, your meter will run forward; when your PV system generates more power than your home uses, your meter will run backwards. This could result in a credit on your electric bill – imagine that!
It is also important to mention that many solar rebates and incentives are only available to homeowners who have a grid-tied system installed.
Comfort Services is excited about all of the new products and systems on the market that allow people to reduce their carbon footprint and their energy bills. Solar is a booming sector in the HVAC industry, and our expert technicians can help you determine the right solar configuration for your home. Learn more about your best solar options by completing our contact form, and one of our solar installation professionals will contact you as quickly as they can.
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