Now solar has become cheaper than conventional source of energy and guess what it generates green energy and doesn’t pollute environment. Going green for our energy needs is the only option left to save our future generation from global warming.
You may want go to solar for various reasons high electricity bill, going green, doing good to environment, following the trend, etc. But do you know what the pre-requisites to go solar are?
Following are the aspects that you have to look into before going solar.
Shadow free roofSolar panels work on the light waves from sun hence shadow free space is very important for solar electricity generation. Typically you will 100sqft area for installing 1kW of solar power.
Get an accurate idea of how much solar you needThe same panel produces different output at different parts of the world. The output of panels depends on light falling on the panel, temperature, angle at which light is falling etc. Get in contact with local solar EPC company for accurate solar design.
Battery or no batteryNow a days solar rooftop system comes without battery, which can be used to reduce your electricity bill to zero. During nights you can use the power from the grid or you can opt for battery system which will help you during power cuts.
Type of roofType of roof impacts the types of structure required to mount solar panels in-turn making big difference in the cost. Normal RCC roof structure would cost less compared to raise structure for same roof. Metal sheet roof would require different type of structure in-turn impacting the changes in the final cost.
Solar can be installed in almost any climate– Solar panels work on light received from the sun hence where ever you receive sunlight you can install solar panels. Solar panels generate energy even during cloudy weather.
Professional installation is importantAs solar electrical system should work for more than 25 years they require professional installers. Where there is electricity there is risk of electric shock and short circuit fire hence the professional installer’s requirement.
A solar energy system increases your home value– Solar electrical system adds on to final value of the house as it gives you free electricity and generates green energy. Who would say no to free electricity?
Solar warrantiesDifferent components have different warranty in the solar electrical system for example solar panels have 10 years of manufacture warranty and 25 years of performance warranty, inverter have 5 years to 12 years based on the manufacturer.
How long do solar panels last?The performance warranty for solar panels is for 25 years but solar panels work beyond 25 years.
Will panels harm my roof?– This is the major misconception that people have about solar panels, Now a days solar panels can be installed without drilling any hole on the roof