Throwing shade? Too much of it could keep your home from going solar
To get the most value from the installation of your home’s solar system, your solar panels are optimally placed on the part of your roof that has the most potential for sunlight exposure. For anywhere in the United States, that is the south side of your home.
But there are factors that could prevent panel placement on the south side. One is the wishes of your homeowners association, a variable you may not have much control over. Another is shading from trees. Such factors could even disqualify you from getting solar.
But as it relates to shade, there are potential ways around it.
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Tree removal is an option to open more sunlight and unlock the savings you need for your system to make financial sense. Trimming trees back may only be a temporary solution because of the trees’ potential for growing back. You don’t want to go back to where you started!
In building a proposal for your home, Power Home Solar accounts for shading, panel placement on your roof and even your home’s energy efficiency. It is a detailed process where you’ll have a great sense of how much solar power production to expect after installation. We even help boost your home’s efficiency by adding our energy efficiency package with every installation job we do.
It’s important to note that the goal of your solar energy system is to offset your energy usage over an entire year, not any given day, week, or month. In the sunnier summer months, your system can generate more energy than you use, generating electric bill credits. In the cloudier, winter months, your system may generate less energy than you use, and you can use the credits you generated during the summer. Even though it’s cloudy, however, your system will still be generating energy, just not as much — think about how one can get a sunburn even with cloud cover.
With our innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. The solar panels installed on your home are American-made and come with a 25-year warranty, with many panels expected to last well beyond that.
Please feel free to fill out the form below or contact Power Home Solar at 800-765-2715, and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program.