IS INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS A GOOD IDEA?
Over the last decade or so, solar energy systems appear to have gained immense popularity as an alternate power source. The main reasons behind the sudden boom in the number of power companies installing solar panels and home solar system kits countrywide are pretty simple: 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐞𝐜𝐨-𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭-𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞
In this blog we will be discussing is your home eligible for solar panels to be installed or not ?
Before you start contacting local companies for estimates on the solar energy system for your home, you need to figure out if installing solar panels is even a good option for you.
Here are a few questions you should ask yourself first.
-Would the location of your house allow solar panels to have a
good southern exposure?
-Are there any tall buildings that would block the sunlight and
cast a shadow over the solar panels?
-Are there any tall trees that would reduce the amount of
sunlight the panels receive and drop leaves and other debris
-Would the design of your roof allow for maximum sun
It is important to note while most flat roofs can easily accommodate these photovoltaic panels, it might be difficult to install solar panels on roofs that are steeper than 60 degrees.
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐎𝐋𝐀𝐑 𝐏𝐀𝐍𝐄𝐋𝐒?
The best direction to face your solar panels should be towards the south. That is where they would receive the most sunlight. Naturally, roofs appear to be the best place to install solar panels in metropolitans. However, you can easily install them on the ground in suburban or rural areas.
It is important to note a square foot of a conventional solar panel would yield around 5 to 10 watts of power. So, if you want to generate up to 1000 watts, you’ll need at least 100 to 200 square feet of area to mount the panels.