Adding Solar Panels To Your Existing System

There are several reasons why you might want to add solar panels to your existing system. Perhaps your budget allowed you to start with a smaller number of panels, maybe you’ve increased your energy usage over the years, or you’ve built an extension on your home and now have space for more panels. Whatever the reason, our expert team at Green House Solar is here to explain how this process works. 

Can You Add More Solar Panels to an Existing Setup?

Yes, you can add panels to your existing solar system. If you have space on your roof then your solar installer can simply add more, but solar panels don’t need to always be on the roof. They can also be placed in various locations around your property, taking into account things like sun exposure and shaded obstructions, like trees and shrubbery. 

How Many Panels Should You Add?

The number of panels you add will depend on several factors, most importantly how much energy you’re using on a monthly basis. It’s common for peoples’ energy usage to increase over the years, especially if your family has expanded or you add new appliances to your home. Share your most recent energy bill with your solar installer, so they can recommend the correct number of panels to add. 

How to Upgrade Your Solar System

Call your solar installer and let them know you want to expand your existing solar system. They’ll conduct an inspection and let you know what’s possible, whether it’s adding more panels to your roof or installing additional panels somewhere else on your property. Upgrading your system does even more to reduce your emissions while providing your home with clean, free, renewable power from the sun. 

Adding Solar Batteries

Solar batteries collect and store solar power to distribute throughout your home at a later time. If you’re expanding your solar system you may want to add an additional solar battery (or two), and this is something your solar installer can do alongside installing your new solar panels. 

For more information about adding solar panels to your existing setup, or if you have any other questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We look forward to hearing from you, but until then please visit our website at: http://greenhouse.solar/

 

 

How long can solar energy be stored -

Are you thinking of transitioning to solar energy for your home or business? More and more people are turning to solar panels because they are becoming more interested in free, clean, completely renewable energy from the sun. Instead of relying on traditional energy, why not invest in a solar system that gives you total control?

Solar panels are consistently generating energy, and when they generate more energy than you’re using, the excess energy is stored in a battery pack. While there are differences in battery types, a standard solar battery can store energy for one to five days.

How is Solar Energy Stored?

For home solar systems, solar energy is stored in batteries. The most common type is a Lithium-Ion battery, and other types include saltwater batteries and lead-acid batteries. Your solar installer will recommend the best batteries for your system, and batteries are useful for storing solar energy during high-production, low-use periods, like on a sunny day while you’re at work. 

The number of solar batteries you’ll need depends on several factors, like the size of your home, how many people live there, and how much energy you all use at various times of the day.

Can I Use a Solar Powered Battery Pack instead of a Generator?

Generators are loud, dirty, wasteful, and very inefficient. They also only provide power for a limited amount of time. On the other hand, solar powered battery packs are environmentally friendly, have a longer life than generators, and emit no noise. 

Additionally, solar powered battery packs don’t require any servicing or maintenance, they come with a 10-year warranty, and they are smart home ready. There’s a misconception that solar panels only work on bright sunny days. However, solar power battery packs make it possible to use solar energy at night and during adverse weather conditions, meaning your home will never be without a steady supply of energy. 

How long will the charge on battery storage last for?

Like all batteries, solar batteries do need to be re-charged from time to time. An average fully-charged solar battery can last anywhere from one to five days, while Tesla batteries can last as long as seven days without a charge. 

Solar batteries have a very long life, lasting on average nearly 20 years. How frequently you need to re-charge your solar batteries depends on several factors, including the make and model, and how frequently you use it. 

To learn more about solar batteries or solar panel installation for your home, please contact us today or visit our website at: http://greenhouse.solar