Solar Panels on Your Roof

Solar panels rule! The thing is, though, you do not want them to rock. Roof-mounted photovoltaic systems need to be installed by a highly professional company. You've probably noticed how popular solar panels have become. As you walk around your neighborhood, you'll see patches of them on many rooftops. They are a great way to obtain free energy, and even have a surplus which can be put back into the power grid. Often, there can be state or federal credits for installing solar panels. You should get an evaluator out to your house first, to check on the building's location, geography, geometry, irradiance, installation, peak daylight hours, and to see if your home would be a good candidate for solar panel installation.

The company will then calculate the amount of electricity you'll get from your proposed system. They will check your current energy usage and see if a solar panel system will provide the amount of electricity you need. Any good roofing company will also help you with seeing what money you may be able to get from the government or energy suppliers, to help defray the cost of installing this kind of system. You'll be able to determine how much the system will cost you and what its life cycle cost will be, and your savings on a monthly or yearly basis.

There are several options available for roof mounted solar arrays. These include polycrystalline, thin film panels and monocrystalline. Panels could be in the form of a rack mount attachment system, a roof mount one, as well as being flat, angled, or adjustable tilt. The company will help you decide as to which is the best choice for you. Waterproofing systems are important and membrane selections include cold or hot applied multi-ply bituminous built systems, self-adhesive bituminous, hot applied rubberized asphalt, PVC and EPDM.

Solar panels made a tentative start some years ago. You can even buy small, do-it-yourself emergency kits from big-box stores. These are made to replace that compact, gas-powered emergency generator that you may have kept in your garden shed. For long-term power saving, and a ready supply of fantastic free energy, a solar panel system installed on your roof is the way to go! The sun will never burn out, in our lifetimes at least. Old sol powers all life on earth. While we already take full advantage of this, using the energy to heat and cool our homes is a cost saving and energy-efficient way to go. Fossil fuels will not last forever. The sun's energy will, or a least for a few million years!

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