Charline Chandonnet Roof Panel August 09th, 2018 - 13:54:30
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.
Solar roof panels are popular and often seen attached on rooftops all over the country usually on a south facing roof to catch the maximum amount of sunshine possible. Solar panels contrary to popular belief do not require sunshine to operate. All they require is light so while a nice sunny day will provide the maximum amount of light a dull cloudy day will still provide enough light for solar roof panels to operate efficiently. This makes them very attractive for while installation costs can be relatively high after that they are almost cost free to run and use.
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
Energy bills seem to be rising all the time at the moment but when you install solar roof panels you will benefit from completely free solar energy from the sun. You never have to worry about rising electricity bills again and this can also help you to budget more effectively. If you care about the planet then solar roof panels are a great way to make a difference. We all need to start being more careful with the energy that we use to help reduce our carbon footprints and limit the effects of global warming. By generating your own energy via solar power you can help to do your part to reduce the amount of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.