We have seen significant price fluctuations when it comes to energy used in households, and recent economic uncertainty only adds to an overall anxiety about paying for the consumed energy. This bodes well for solar and other alternative sources of energy. Many residential neighborhoods have a number of homes donning roof-mounted panels. Not only is this an environmentally sustainable way of generating energy, but it also contributes to the global carbon emission reduction. Sizing of the panels is relatively easy and can be done through quick analysis by professionals.
- Solar panels are ideally installed on a south-facing roof and pitched at an angle between 30 and 40 degrees.
- It typically requires about 15 to 25 years to recoup the costs of solar panel installation.
- To optimize your solar panels, perform energy-intensive tasks during the day when the panels are most efficient.
“Fortunately, for those of us living where the cells do not require direct sunlight to work – they can still work on a cloudy day, although less electricity will be generated.”