Many people today are converting their homes to renewable energy. This is good for the environment and saves money at the same time. One of the main forms in which renewable energy is generated is called solar energy. This uses the power of the sun to generate stored energy. Instead of hiring someone to install a solar roof panel on your home, you can easily do it yourself. But before you get started, there are a few basic concepts that you should consider.
One of the first things to consider is placement. Where does the solar roof panel receive the most solar radiation? The orientation of the panels to the south is the best choice for optimal energy. Never face them north.
You should ensure that you check with your local building authority before installing the panels. A special building permit is required for some areas.
Make sure you tilt the solar roof panel in relation to the latitude where you live. There is a rule of thumb for efficiency.
0-15 degrees latitude: 15 degrees tilt 15-25 degrees latitude: tilt degrees = same as latitude 25-40 degrees latitude: tilt degrees = latitude + 5 degrees 40+ degrees latitude: tilt degrees = latitude + 20 degrees
Leave a few inches of space between the solar roof panel and the actual surface of your roof. This allows the system to “breathe” and results in better performance.
A final piece of advice would be to install your system in clusters rather than individual panels. This makes your work a lot easier.
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