Alexandrin Boulanger Roof Panel August 31st, 2018 - 18:21:13
I cannot stress this point enough. Without getting the right information and having the support in place before you start your solar roof panel project is doomed to failure. Frustration will get the better of you and you will undoubtedly end up quitting believing that this job is one for the professionals. Dont let this be you. Provided you can follow a structured set of instructions you can easily learn how to build home solar panels for yourself. Patience is the key to building home solar panels. A lot of people will spend a couple of hours on the internet doing some random research and then they will rush out the the local hardware store to equip themselves with a few tools.
There are lots of good deals available now for those considering installing solar roof panels. Never has it been more affordable to install panels and there are some excellent opportunities around if you do a bit of research that dont have to be outside the budget of most people. Due to the introduction of the feed in tariff (FIT) people installing solar panels can now make money from the energy that they generate. As well as getting a subsidy for the solar energy you use yourself you can also sell back your excess power back to the national grid. Because the FIT lasts for 25 years you should be able to pay off your solar panels and make some extra money on them during their lifetime.
One of the first things you should consider is placement. Where will the solar roof panel receive the most amount of sunlight? Facing the panels south is the best choice for optimum energy. Never face them to the north. You should make sure that you check with your local building department before you install the panels. Some areas require you to have a special building permit. Make sure you tilt the solar roof panel in relation to the latitude in which you live. There is a rule of thumb to follow for efficiency. 0-15 degrees latitude: 15 degree tilt 15-25 degrees latitude: tilt degree = same as latitude degree 25-40 degrees latitude: tilt degree = latitude degree + 5 degrees 40+ degrees latitude: tilt degree = latitude degree + 20 degrees
Allow a few inches between the solar roof panel and and the actual surface of your roof. This allows the system to breathe and results in better performance. One last word of advice would be to install your system in groups rather than individual panels. This makes your job so much easier. Solar roof panels may start out in your minds eye as pure ugly. The main reason for that though is that we just plain and simple dont accept change very easily. Were all used to looking at a shingled roof. Were just not yet used to seeing panels on roof tops. I know exactly how you feel. I felt the same way until I started weighing out the benefits.