What are the parameters I should check to install Solar photovoltaic system on my property?
answered 2015-02-24 09:14:20 -0700
Get a load analysis for your roof done by a Civil Engineer, to ensure that your roof will withstand the additional ballast load (P V module mounting structure load) and the weight of the P V panels. Take 80% of available roof area when sizing your P V system. Ensure that no shadow falls on your roof between 9AM and 3 PM. Then just go ahead!
answered 2014-08-08 09:34:50 -0700
A solar power system can be installed on virtually any roof surface; the most limiting factor is shade. Solar panels are usually installed parallel to the roof surface and require approximately 100 sq. ft. for every 1000 watts of DC array. South facing roofs offer the most annual production, while east and north will produce much less energy. However, west-facing roofs produce more power during "peak" times when power can be more expensive.
EnerMark suggests that customers with older roofs consider replacement prior to installing solar panels.
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