Ever Increasing cost of electricity is here to stay! The days are long gone where being green means sacrificing efficiency or life quality standards. Every single solar product we offer is both high performing and esthetically pleasing. Here are few parameters we'll help you explore for maximizing your system longevity and efficiency.
Shade. Shaded solar panels won’t produce the same amount of energy as those in direct sunlight. If your roof is sun-deprived by un-trimmable trees or building, solar may not be your best choice.
Seasonality. Like the weather, solar energy production varies day-by-day and month-to-month. A cloudy, winter day won’t be as productive as a sunny, summer one. But it’s important to focus on the year-round picture. For example, snow can sometimes reflect light and improve PV performance. So in reality, a cold month will only become a solar antagonist if slush covers the panels.
Tilt. Unlike a pinball machine, solar panels can benefit from a good tilting. The direction your home is facing, its location, and even your roof’s pitch, have a significant effect on how well a residential solar system works. Ideally, solar panels should be at the same angle as the latitude where they’re mounted. Pitches between 30 degrees to 45 degrees usually work well in most scenarios.
Azimuth. The solar azimuth angle is the compass direction from where the sunlight is coming. At noon, the sun’s light comes from the south in the Northern Hemisphere and from the north in the Southern Hemisphere. The wrong azimuth angle could reduce the energy output of a solar home panel by up to 35%. An azimuth of zero (facing the equator) is usually the best choice.