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Jacquenett Barrientos Roof Panel September 19th, 2018 - 21:53:05
You have no doubt read through the abundance of information which is available on the internet today about building a solar roof panel from your own home or garage and you have now made the decision to go ahead and get started. However BE WARNED - building your own solar roof panel is not the simple and easy task that you may have been led to believe it is. There are lots of free reports and articles available on the internet which would have you believe that its a simple job. Have you checked out some of the YouTube videos lately - theres some pretty scary stuff on there.
Solar roof panels have the ability to not only reduce your electric bill but also increase the value of your home. Installing a solar roof can literally save you in excess of $100000 off of your energy bill during the lifetime of your mortgage. Compared to the $25000 - $50000 that you may spend on a professionally installed solar system this is a small price to pay. The investment made in your home also has the ability to pay off in the short run if you sell before you have paid off the system. Think about how many people will pay a premium for a hybrid car despite known that they will get significantly lower performance.
If I was to ask you what solar roof panels are youd most likely say the large sheets of glass and silicon used to collect and store energy for the home. Well youd be half right. There is one other type of solar roof panel and that is a solar thermal panel which is used to heat water in both residential and commercial buildings. To start with the first type of solar panels let us talk about their usage and why businesses and residents may want to look into having them. The solar roof panels also known as photovoltaic panels work to create energy by separating the positive neutrons from the negative ones.
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