A commercial solar energy system uses the sun’s rays to produce electricity that can power a building’s heating and air system. The solar modules in an HVAC system are composed of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which collect power from the sun and convert it into electricity. This electricity is then utilized to power heating and air units, lights and technology.
Solar Energy Systems
There are two major types of solar energy systems: stand-alone and grid-connected, which are also known as utility-interactive.
The stand-alone solar energy systems are manufactured to function self-sufficiently and are sized to provide DC or AC loads. This means that they do not need an electric utility grid.
The grid-connected solar energy systems are constructed to work in cohesion with the electric utility grid. The solar energy system then produces AC power, which either provides electricity to the building or back-feeds the electrical grid when the structure’s output is larger than the building’s electrical demand. This permits business owners throughout the country to take advantage of incentives to minimize the cost of operating.
Legacy Mechanical Services, Inc. is proud to partner with Lennox to help bring their SunSource line of Solar Ready Rooftop and Split system HVAC units to the Georgia commercial market.
Advantages of Solar Energy Systems for your HVAC Needs:
- You can potentially power 100% of your HVAC requirements with solar alone. In many cases your HVAC equipment accounts for 30% to 40% of your power consumption.
- You can take control of your building energy costs with free, clean energy from the sun. These energy savings could directly affect your bottom line.
- There is no significant change to the electric infrastructure of your building.
- Track your power usage with a communication module online.
- Simple, fast and inexpensive installation and retrofit program.
- Significant tax incentives for “going green.”
- Financing of 100% of the installation cost is available.
Want to learn more about how Solar can add to your bottom line? Call Legacy Mechanical now at 770-432-1171.