Have you been thinking about installing solar panels at home? While solar panel installation may seem straightforward, it actually requires a professional assessment to maximize the performance and benefits. In this article, our team will explain some of the main factors that impact solar panel installation, and we hope this information helps you decide if solar panels are right for you.
The location of your home.
Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight and converting it into energy, so if your home is located in a very built-up area surrounded by tall buildings, or if your home is under the cover of thick trees, it may not be able to benefit from solar panels. As a rule, solar panels require several hours of direct sunlight every day. Ask a trusted solar company to visit your property and make a thorough assessment.
The condition of your roof.
Solar panels are most often mounted on the roof of a home, so they’ll add a bit of weight and need to be secure. We recommend having your roof inspected for any unseen issues like water damage, rot, or woodworm, especially if you own an older home. If your roof isn’t suitable then there are other locations on your property where solar panels can be installed, depending on its location and position relative to the sun.
How much energy you use at home.
No two households are the same when it comes to energy usage, and factors like the size of your home, the number of rooms, and the number of people living there will all affect how much energy you’ll use on a daily basis. We recommend sharing your energy bills from the past year with your solar installer, who can then advise how many solar panels your home needs. Be sure to let your solar company know if you expect to experience any changes in your energy usage in the near future.
Solar panels, solar storage, and more in New Jersey
Home solar panels are excellent for people who want to use clean, renewable energy and divest from the grid. With the addition of things like solar storage, which stores excess electricity your solar panels generate during the day, you’ll find that your home solar system is capable of powering your home 24 hours a day. You no longer need to be reliant on electricity from the grid!
For more information about home solar systems, or if you have any other questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. Discover why so many people in Morris County, NJ trust us with their solar installation, solar storage, and more.