Photovoltaic Solar System and Solar Air Conditioning
Solar electric systems, also called Photovoltaic or PV systems, use the sun’s energy as a renewable source of electricity. Light energy is converted to electrical energy in the individual PV cells. This electrical energy is then stored in batteries or delivered directly to the utility grid through an inverter
The Benefits Of Solar
- Electricity cost remains constant over the lifetime of the system (30+ years).
- Excess electricity is fed back into the utility grid and “sold” to the electric utility.
- Reduces the overall cost of electricity provided by the utility company.
- Tax incentives and rebates are available from Federal and State programs.
- Increases the value of your home.
- Highly reliable and needs little maintenance.
- An environmentally responsible renewable resource.
- Produces zero carbon dioxide.
Solar Air Conditioners
It sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? How can the sun cool my house?
It sounds more complex than it is. Solar air conditioners are simply PV solar modules that generate power to run the AC compressor. This makes a lot of sense since the sun is often out when we use the AC the most. Here in Georgia, we use our AC systems 4-5 months a year and HVAC cooling costs generally represent a significant portion of the total annual energy cost in the home.
A solar air conditioner reduces the amount of electricity needed from your utility provider. This energy-saving system harnesses solar energy and uses it first before using electricity from the utility company in order to power your air conditioner or heat pump. The solar power that’s collected can also operate other appliances and electronics when the heating and cooling system is not in use.
Conventional air conditioners running at the hottest points of the day contribute to power grid demands that drive electricity costs up and release lost of carbon into the atmosphere. Solar air conditioning units offer environmental benefits including lower grid demand and load shifting during peak usage, reduced electricity costs, fewer power outages, off-the-grid capabilities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Give us a call to discuss this exciting new way of cooling your home.