Want to Know More on How Solar Panels Are Installed?
What to Do Before Solar Installation Is Done?
If you are looking to reduce your footprint, not to mention your energy bills, and wish to know more about solar installation, reading the following will help you better understand this.
The process and impact of solar energy installation will differ, depending on what type of solar power is being installed, which is why we at Best Solar Company Van Nuys advise people to perform their own research beforehand. During the installation, it is vital that installers optimize the sunlight the system will receive. Additional supporting devices, like an electric inverter for photovoltaic panels, or PV for short, or a water storage tank, may have to be installed in the house. Permits or inspections are also needed once the installation process has been completed.
A precursor to any installation, whether it is an electricity-producing set of PV panels, a water heater, will always start with good research. This is because every type of solar energy comes with its own set of unique costs and impacts. The cost-effectiveness of a system will also depend on the amount of sunlight received regional energy prices, government incentives any permits, and building inspection fees. A smart consumer should be aware of these variables, plus any building codes or homeowner’s association rules which could limit the placement of the solar collectors or PV modules.
An energy audit will help both home and business owners to determine what type and size of system is needed. As mentioned above, ensuring the system receives the maximum amount of sunshine is vital. This is achieved by removing any obstructions and shadows when possible and mounting the solar devices at an angle which guarantees that it will receive the greatest amount of sunlight for the longest period possible.
Some roof types will also pose a challenge or will have to be strengthened in order to support the new equipment, meaning a professional solar installation service will need to be used. In cases where the pre-existing home is unsuitable for installation, the system could be mounted on a secondary structure such as a garage or tool shed, or even on free-standing poles.
This concludes our post for today. If you are interested in solar panels in the Van Nuys, CA area, please do not hesitate to call us on (818) 743-9454 for more information.