Alexandrin Boulanger Roof Panel August 24th, 2018 - 17:58:07
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
There are options though. They actually make solar shingles that look like shingles. You can also install your panels on a part of your roof thats not in eye site of the street provided of course that side of your house gets direct sun light. You can also make a solar panel rack system that sits in your yard. Ive seen some pretty elaborate systems that actually follow the sun for maximum efficiency. You could also install them on another building if you have one.
The advancements in solar technology has helped in creating more efficient and light weight solar cells that make solar roof panels a more practical choice for the ordinary households. Solar cells of the solar roof panels are able to convert sunlight into solar energy which can be used for providing electrical energy to your home. These solar shingles or solar roof panels are meant to replace the regular shingles of your home thus providing a waterproof coverage to your home and also generating electrical power as an added advantage. As far as their installation is concerned a solar roof panel is easiest to install. The most common sizes used by households are 4 by 8 foot or 4 by 4 foot.
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.