Go green and save on the electricity bill by installing solar panels

Installing solar panels for your home can be a great way to reduce your family’s ecological footprint. Since it’s an expensive investment, you will want to collect the most energy that you can. Solar panels can function almost anywhere, but they must be set up to fit the climate that they are being used in.

If you live in an area that experiences a generous amount of fog, wind, or snow, you will need to adjust your panels’ placement to account for each factor. In areas with dense fog, it is necessary to face the solar panels westward to catch the sunlight in the later part of the day. If your area experiences either strong gusts of wind or heavy snow, make sure to place the panels in an area that is shielded away from the elements. Both may damage the equipment and can result in expensive repairs.

Now that you’ve thought about areas that could pose problems for your solar panels, you will want to consider places that get direct sunlight all year long. If you cannot find an area that gets a lot of direct sun, you may want to consider landscaping to remove trees and other obstructions. This way, you will be able to get the most energy you can from your solar panels.

You have three main choices when mounting your solar panels: flush, roof and ground, and pole mounts. Flush mounts are a common choice for people looking to put solar panels on the roof of their home. They are made to be used with small panels and can be adjusted as the sun shifts throughout the year. Roof and ground mounts are bulkier, but can secure larger solar panels. Since they can be unsightly, some cities do not allow them to be used on residential homes. Lastly, pole mounts can be made to move solar panels with the sun, giving them a longer period of direct sunlight than any other type of mounting. Unfortunately, without adequate room, pole mounts can leave your property looking cluttered and displeasing to the eye.

Though each type of solar panel is highly beneficial, you should choose whichever is best for your location, while still being aesthetically pleasing.

The amount of weight placed on your roof will be an important factor to consider before mounting solar panels. Especially if you decide to run your home entirely on solar energy, you will want to contact a professional to make sure that your roof can withstand the weight of the panels. Incorporating ground panels into your design is an easy way to lessen some of the weight from your roof. Choosing the right location for your solar panels will greatly improve their efficiency.

In order to get the most energy that you can, you should consider the climate that you live in, the obstructions to light around your home, and the type of mounting that you use. Once you have taken these factors into consideration you will be better able to decide the best placement for your solar panels. Afterwards, it’s a matter of getting down to it and installing all the necessary equipment.

Having solar panels provide you with electricity is an amazing way to save on electricity bills (panels last up to 50 years and more with proper care, and you don’t depend on the uncertainty of electricity costs) and help the environment at the same time.{picture 1 source}.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on July 22nd, 2011

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