Xavierre Harquin Roof Panel September 13th, 2018 - 21:15:41
I look at kind of like trucks and cars. I remember when the Dodge Ram first came out. I said thats the ugliest truck that I have ever seen Ive owned three of them now. Not only did they grow on me I fell in love with them. They are the best darn trucks that Ive ever owned. Im not really sure how it all started. Maybe because It had a hemi in it. Im not sure. The point is this when you get benefits from something a truck a car or in this case independence and money savings ugly has a way of disappearing and it starts looking pretty good.
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.
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.
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