If you are considering switching to solar energy, you may be wondering where panels can be placed. This depends on the size and shape of your home and your property. Read on to learn more about placement of solar panels and why it’s important!
How Solar Works
Solar power works by taking the sun’s energy and turning it into electricity. Most important of all the solar components, panels are what collect sunlight to generate usable electricity. Panels are made up of many smaller units called solar cells, which convert the sun’s energy into electrical energy.
Where Do Solar Panels Go?
For the most part, you have probably seen solar panels mounted on roofs in your neighborhood. This is typically how solar energy systems are installed for residential owners.
Most solar panels are placed on roofs at an angle, which is an optimal position in most cases, to absorb sunlight. To determine the exact position and angle to place panels, installers consider the conditions and setting of the property as well as possible obstructions such as shadows from trees or other buildings.
Rooftop solar panel systems have racking and mounting equipment, which hold the panels stationary on the roof. These components are essential to ensure that your panels get maximum sunlight and can withhold extreme weather conditions such as large wind loads or storms.
In some cases, solar panels can be installed on the ground. You generally will not see many homes with ground solar panels, as this kind of installation requires plenty of room around the property. This is why we tend to see more ground installations at business locations, farms or anywhere else with more than average land.
Where Is The Best Place For My Solar Panels?
Placement of solar panels is critical to the success of a solar energy system – they should be in a position where the panels can absorb an optimal amount of light energy. A qualified solar specialist can let you know where your solar panels can generate the most energy.
Who Can I Ask About Getting Solar Panels?
Momentum Solar offers customers a free site assessment, where they will advise you on your solar energy needs based on the size, location and energy consumption of your home. Our qualified solar specialists design a system specifically for your house, so there’s no pressure on you to figure out where your panels should go!
We strive to achieve 100% solar offset for our customers to maximize savings and increase the generation of clean energy. As an owner-operated company, our customers are our first priority. We will be there for you step by step and guide you through system design, engineering, permitting, installation, inspection and activation to ensure a seamless transition to solar energy.
Momentum Solar is redefining what it means to be part of a community. We cherish our community comprised of our customers, employees and neighborhoods that we service. When you chose Momentum Solar, you choose Family.
Call us today at 1-800-MOMENTUM or visit our website momentumsolar.com for your free quote today!