Finally decided to go solar? Fantastic! You will find some great energy savings in your near future. Plan to install yourself? There are some things you should know before buying. Read on for more information.
To determine how many panels you will really need, you will need to do your homework. The first thing you need to know is your daily watts. This is the amount of energy you use every day. Do not go one day. Discover the value of the electricity bill a year so you know its ups and downs.
The second thing to understand is the amount of sunlight your roof get daily. Is it more in the morning? Or, is it more in the afternoon? They come with an annual average conservative. Remember, no longer days in summer and shorter in winter. If you encounter problems trying to do, look online. There are many calculators that can give you a hand.
Now that you have your information, it’s time to find out how many solar panels you will need. Take your daily watts divided by the hours that receives sunlight. This gives the number of watts should be generated in an hour. This is the number that will determine the number of panels.
Notes solar panels are based on this formula, watts per hour. For example, 100W panels produces 100 watts of power per hour of sunlight. So if you need 200 watts per hour, then you have two of this type. It is reported that solar panels come in a variety of sizes, so you’ll have to do your research to decide which combination works for you.
The next problem to be solved is where the solar panels should go. Walk around your home and see this area receives the most sunlight. This area will be your sweet spot.
The next step is to create a solar budget. How much can you spend will be offset by reducing electricity bills. It will not make sense to overspend on the panels so it will take decades to show any benefit.
Do your research. There are different prices for the panels themselves. Be sure to look at the companies that sell them. Make sure they are reputable and give the price in writing so that you can compare with other providers. If they will not give you a written estimate on foot. They are not going to be worth it. You will need these panels last long, so I do not recommend going to the cheapy fly by nighters you find in the local flea market.
Whoopee! You now have your panels and is ready to put in place. Do not be shy! Ask friends, relatives, neighbors and anyone else you can think of to help. Your installation will require muscular, lots of it.
Also, do not forget to read the instructions. This is a very important point. Be sure to read and understand every word before beginning installation. This is not a guy on bicycle as a whole. Read not only analyze. And be careful what you read. Once you understand completely, then you can start.
One last tip, with the exception of beer to celebrate after the panels are in place. You do not want to be down with hammers and screwdrivers their new panels. Good luck, and start going green!