Is Solar Energy Reliable And Powerful Enough For My Home Or Business?
Is My House a Good Candidate for Solar Panels?
If you’re thinking of going to solar, you probably wonder: Is solar cost-efficient? Is my Solar Panel Roof suitable? Will solar power generate sufficient electricity to power my home? What makes the solar panels best?
But first, it’s important to see if solar panels make sense for your house. Here are some key questions we ask anyone interested in purchasing or leasing a solar energy system to make sure their home is best suited to producing solar panel electricity.
1. How much is your energy bill?
Knowing how much you are paying for energy is the first step in assessing if your house is a good solar candidate. The main question is, is he going to save you money? Electricity is quite inexpensive in some areas. The electricity bill is a daunting monthly expense for most homeowners. The general rule is that for someone with a monthly electricity bill of at least $75 the solar makes the most financial sense. Why? For what? Since going solar replaces utility costs with solar energy, and by charging less for that energy, we want our clients to see a return on that investment. A $75 electricity bill is the point at which residential solar customers can see savings from renewable energy. There are several ways to go solar, depending on the needs and objectives of a client.
2. What kind of roof do you have?
Solar panels work best with solid, durable roofing materials such as composite shingles or asphalt shingles, concrete tiles or standing seams. You can still go solar for roofing materials such as wood shake and slate tile, or for roofs made of clay with mortar or composite metal / stone-coated steel, but you would like to choose a solar contractor who has experience installing solar panels on those roofs.
3. Does your roof need to be replaced?
Solar panels should be mounted on good condition roofs that won’t need to be replaced in the near future. Considering that your savings from high-efficiency solar panels could pay for the cost of a re-roof in as little as five years after installation, it might be worth doing any necessary roofing work prior to installing your solar system.
4. How much sunlight does your roof receive?
Test a solar panel suitability checker such as Google’s Project Sunroof to see if your house is a good candidate for Solar. Then set up a solar consultation appointment with an expert who will visit your home to inspect its orientation (solar panels facing south absorb more energy), roof angle, and tree shading to see if your roof receives enough sunlight to meet the energy needs of your family.
5. What is your local climate like?
Solar power can be generated in all kinds of extreme climates, from rainy areas like Seattle to extremely hot places like Los Angeles, California. Solar adjustment checker tools will help you understand how your home might be impacted by this. High-efficiency solar panels transform direct and indirect sunlight into electricity, so even on cloudy days, they are working. A solar consultant will estimate the amount of energy produced by your system so you can see the potential savings before you decide to go to solar.
Considering Going Solar? Solar Harmonics is Here to Help
Most of our clients are looking for a company they can trust to help them go solar. Based on our decade in business, online reviews, and Diamond Certification, Solar Harmonics is the best choice to trust to complete your solar project on time, on budget, and with the expected results. It is our mission to design the best value solar panel system that produces reliably over the next 30 – 40 years, and saves the most money for our clients. If the financial goals of our clients intersects with the global and environmental goals of our founder, it is a win for everyone except the utility companies. Contact us today for your free quote!