Solar Roof Panels – Things to Consider

Price conscience consumers and those who wish to go green with their home are turning to using solar energy to help power their home. Solar roof panels can be fairly inexpensive when compared to other energy alternatives for the home. Most people believe that you have to wire your home for complete solar power, but that isn’t true. Huge savings can be had just by converting some major energy hogs in your home to solar power.

In fact, solar roof panels could be used to power your water heaters, fridges or freezers or even your heating and air conditioning. By taking a few of these energy hogs off your power grid and converting them to solar energy, you could build up some serious annual savings on your energy bills!

There are a few things you want to consider when choosing roof solar panels. If you’re handy, you may be able to install them yourself. Otherwise, research local contractors who are experienced in solar installation. Be sure to brush up on some consumer reviews before deciding on the final product.

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If you live in a city, you may need to check to see what kind of permits are required, if any. Some counties require permits as well, so check with the authorities before installing your solar panels.

Another factor to take into consideration is the quality of the panel itself. The solar market has been flooded in recent years with a ton of cheaply imported panels from China and some third world countries. When choosing your solar roof panels, make sure they’re from a reputable company like GE, BP, Kyocera and others. These companies put a good warranty on their panels and stand behind their products.

Finally, you need to give thought about which way your home faces. You also need to consider your location on the globe. Your home may face the wrong way for maximum energy production. If this is the case, you may need to buy a ground mounting system in order to mount your solar roof panels.

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