Solar panels are very efficient and help save you money in the long run. If you decide to install your own panels you could save a lot of money from installation as long as you know what you are doing. So read and get information from an experts before installing it. This will save you time and money. Once you have them it’s very easy to maintain them. You just clean them occasionally and have them inspected. You could have them for a long time if properly maintained. When I was thinking of having solar panels installed I learned a lot of things from Home Depot and other sources that I will share with you.
A positive thing from installing solar panels is definitely the money you will save on electricity. Not to mention it’s good for the environment. Every month you will see the difference in your energy bill. Solar panels are definitely worth the expensive cost of installing them whether you do it yourself or have a professional do it. Once you try solar panels you will never want to have your home without them.
If you are environmentally conscious, then you will be glad to know that solar energy produces clean renewable energy. They produce no carbon emissions according to qrg.northwestern.edu/. Solar panels are “designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating. Solar panels are devices that convert light into electricity. They are called “solar” panels because most of the time, the most powerful source of light available is the Sun, called Sol by astronomers.” (qrg.northwestern.edu/)
Direction of Solar Panels
Pick a spot that has the most sun on your roof whether its east or west when installing. What could be a disadvantage to you when installing solar panels is if your home isn’t facing north where it isn’t as much sun usually. However, you still will have more efficient energy at an affordable cost. If your homes roof is facing South you will benefit most from installing solar panels because it has more solar energy to run off of. The Home Depot website quotes “Figure out your latitude tilt. If you live below twenty-five degrees latitude, your solar panels will need to be tilted towards the sun in the amount of latitude number. If you live at twenty-five degrees latitude, you will tilt your panels by twenty-five degrees. After twenty-five latitude, add five degrees for each additional five degrees of latitude up to forty degrees. ( 35 lat = 50 tilt and 30 lat = 40 tilt) At forty degrees latitude, add twenty degrees of tilt to your latitude number. (55 lat = 75 tilt.”
Do It Yourself
If you choose to install on your own, all you need is a hammer, nail, screwdriver and drill. Make sure you secure your mounts with bolts! That is very important for safety. Also Home Depot warns to keep your thermal envelope air tight. Make sure you get advice from an electrician before connecting to the power supply to avoid injuries.