Solar power technology is becoming more and more popular because they are a fantastic source of cheap, clean and environmentally friendly electricity that will be available whenever it’s sunny. This technology allows you to generate electricity without contributing to global warming. Plus they will also help to save money on your electricity bill. Before you decide whether or not solar power is right for you, it’s important to think about a few important points.
Firstly think about how long you intend to live in your home for. You can’t take the solar panels with you should you move home, and so it’s important to intend to stay in your home long enough to cover the initial costs of installing the panels. You should work out how much these panels save you per year, and then work out how many years you would need to use them before they pay for themselves.
You should then decide whether or not you have enough space left on your roof to attach the solar panels. You need to place them so that they are in direct sunlight for at least six hours a day. Solar cells generate the most energy when they are in direct sunlight, if they are in the share you won’t generate much.
You then need to think about the pitch of your roof, it needs to be angled correctly to collect enough sunlight. If you plan on fitting the solar panels yourself then you should be comfortable working with heights and walking on your roof. You will spend quite a long time on the roof when installing the panels, if you can’t do this then make sure you hire a professional to help you out.
Finding Power Retailers
Before you decide where you should buy your solar panels from you should first do some research. To find them start by looking in the yellow pages under solar power retailers, go down the list and call each one in turn. If you are installing the system then you should choose a retailer with phone support so you can get helped out if you get stuck.
You should try to read the instructions before you decide which system to purchase. This way you can choose a system that is easy to install. If you’re choosing a system from an online retailer you should think about how it will be shipped. Make sure you also take a look at the return policies and any guarantees.
By thinking about these important points you will be able to find an ideal retailer to provide you with the perfect solar power system. You want a system from a company that has excellent customer service.
Even if you plan on getting a professional to install the panels you should be sure to read the tips above. Hiring a professional will be more expensive, however it might be worth it eventually.