Critical Factors In deciding Whether Your Home is Suitable for Solar Panel Installation

Installing solar panels are getting popular these days but not every home is ideal for PV cell installation. Before you decide to have panels installed through AGL Solar Energy, you have to assess whether your home is suitable for installing solar panels. There are certain factors that will affect your assessment as to your home’s suitability, here are some:

Roof Direction: One of the things that you have to consider when you are considering solar panel installation is the direction in which your home is facing. Roofs which are facing south are best when you want to install PV cells. Homes which are closer to the southern direction are better especially when the roof is facing South West or South East. Needless to say, this is not the only thing to consider since a roof facing East or West  will still be viable for solar panel installation although there will be a 15% drop in the output.

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Roof Space: One of the requirements for installing solar panels is space. You need to have at least 24 square meters of space in your roof and this space is about a parking lot’s size. Another requirement is for the area to be free from the shade which can be cast by chimneys, trees and adjacent buildings. If your roof space is quite limited, you have the option to use fewer solar panels which are situated in strategic places. Continue reading “Critical Factors In deciding Whether Your Home is Suitable for Solar Panel Installation”