How To Harvest Solar Energy For Your Home – Starter Guide

The sun offers us tons of energy and all we have to do is harvest it. Easier said than done, right? The most difficult part is getting started with this whole energy-saving plan. Once you’ve made your decision to become green and eco-friendly by harvesting the solar energy and use it in your home, there’s a series of steps to follow.

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First of all, contact your local dealer to find out more about solar panels, how they are used, installation costs and requirements. They’ll probably also tell you yo check for possible building restrictions in that area so do that before anything else.

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Next, check your home’s exposure to the sun. You need to see whether or not your rood gets enough sun. A southern exposure is best. Your local dealer will also perform tests to estimate the site’s solar energy generation potential.

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You must also check to see if the roof is big enough to allow solar panels to be installed. Each solar module requires a certain surface area. Decide how many modules you need and see how much space you need on the roof for them.

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Next, check the grid power and the electrical code requirements. All the specifications must be in order before you proceed any further.

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Also, go to your local utility company to see if they have any policies in place that could allow you to receive credit for the electricity your solar modules generate.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 5, 2010

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