Finding clean energy solutions may be more important now than ever before. According to the Solar Industries Association, there is now enough available solar energy being used to power 26 million homes. This is a powerful and sustainable resource. If you’re ready to make the switch to clean solar energy, here are a few things you should do in preparation for your residential solar panel installation.
Decide How Much Electricity to Produce
Some people have a misconception that if you change to solar energy, that means you’re limited to only the amount of electricity that can be produced through that method. That is really not the case today. In fact, you can use residential solar panels to offset a regular electric bill. This is a wonderful way to save money and become more sustainable while also keeping a reliable energy source.
Before you have solar panels installed, you’ll need to talk with solar panel professionals in your area concerning your options. They’ll be able to advise you on different ways to offset a traditional electric bill and discuss your solar energy goals.
Decide Where to Place Your System
The placement of solar panels is crucial to the success of your entire system. Solar panels must be placed somewhere they will receive the optimum amount of sunlight each day. The solar energy professionals you work with will be able to access your property and advise you on the best location possible. Keep in mind that you may need to trim some trees in order to make your property a good setting for solar energy collection.
Decide on Battery Installation Location
The addition of solar batteries will increase the level of dependability of your solar system. A battery system will allow you to store some of the solar energy that you collect each day. This will be useful in the event that the grid goes down. Power outages happen to everyone, but when you have solar batteries as a backup, you’ll have access to power for a limited time while the grid is getting back up and running.
Decide How to Comply With Local Regulations
If you’re working with an experienced and knowledgeable solar system installation team, they’ll know all about the local regulations governing residential solar panel installation and operation. It’s still your responsibility, however, to make sure you are aware of regulations and to make sure that the company you are working with is creating a system that is in compliance.
If you’re interested in residential solar panel installation, please give Suntegrity Solar a call today. Our team has the experience and resources to help you create a more sustainable, clean-energy home.