Xavierre Harquin Roof Panel September 20th, 2018 - 21:43:52
How would you like to have a roof which pulls double duty? The roof of your home can do much more than keep the rain and snow out of your house. It can also provide electrical energy for your home by supporting solar roof panels or solar shingles. Solar technology has advanced producing lighter weight more efficient solar cells which make solar roof panels and solar shingles a more feasible choice. The solar cells in the panels or shingles convert the sun light which shines on your roof into solar power which can then be put to use providing electricity for your home.
Though using solar power as a form of alternative energy source is rapidly gaining popularity with many homeowners today it is still a fairly expensive investment to get started and it may take awhile before you see quantifiable results from your expense. However given time you may find that acquiring solar roof panels for your home was one of the best buys you ever made and a wise long-term venture. Checking online will give you the opportunity to become better educated on the advantages and disadvantages of using solar panels. You can also learn more about the different kinds of panels available on the market how they work how they are installed and other useful facts so you can make a more informative purchase.
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
In fact having a solar roof panel can even cause your meter to spin backwards. This means that the utility companies have to pay you. The amount that you are paid is equal to the same rate at which they charge for energy. This could eliminate your utility bill completely. If one of the reasons you are looking to switch to renewable energy is because you are concerned about the environment. You will be happy to know that by generating electricity from a solar roof panel you will help reduce greenhouse gas emission. You may not think that your solar roof panel system on your single house makes that much of a difference but you may be wrong. A simple 3kW solar system reduces carbon dioxide emissions very close to the amount of carbon dioxide emissions given off by a passenger car traveling 8000 miles per year.