What I Need to Know Before Installing Solar Panels on My Roof

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If you are considering installing solar panels on the roof of your home, first things first – seek the professional opinion of experienced San Marcos solar panel installers. When it comes to home solar installation, there’s just no room for error – being well-informed is essential since you will be prepared to take full advantage of solar power.

The process of installing solar panels requires you to make important decisions beforehand, starting with finding the most reliable contractor who will conduct the energy audit. Aside from installing the panels themselves, there are other important calls to make, such as choosing the most efficient battery for solar power storage. But let’s start with spelling out what you need to know about roof installation of solar panels!

Boosting efficiency is a must

Improving your home’s energy efficiency is not just about effective insulation. It’s also about learning to be more rational with energy consumption throughout your household by taking small steps such as unplugging electronics not being in use, or making sure to adjust the temperature once you step away from your home; solar or no solar, this is a smart move.

Does my roof have what it takes for home solar installation?

A home’s sun exposure is prerequisite for installing solar panels on the roof. If your home is in the shade for most of the year, you might not reap as many benefits from the solar system as you’d like.

Now, assuming that your rooftop does have what it takes, that it is sufficiently sunlit for the system to work its magic, it must be in good condition. Considering the fact that you get as many as 20 to 25 year-long warranty for your solar installation, it would be a shame to have to renovate the roof in a few years’ time. This would mean that you’d be wasting time and money by disconnecting and reconnecting the panels due to the possibly lengthy roof renovation process. If you’re not sure of your roofing condition, be sure to evaluate that first and take care of any repairs needed before taking on solar panels.

What’s my solar technology type?

The two most popular types of solar technology to choose from are the photovoltaic and the thermal one. The first one focuses on generating electricity from sunlight, while the other one uses sunlight to heat water and indoor air. The photovoltaic one is much more popular with homeowners and due to our great location in San Diego and southern california in general, it tends to make the most sense.

Connecting my home solar installation to the grid

Homeowners in California considering installing a solar power system have the upper hand over their counterparts in most other states. The system in use in California is called net energy metering and determining eligibility is fairly simple. You’re eligible for it if you are: a customer of a Californian utility, if you generate at least some electricity using solar power, and if your peak capacity output is 1,000 kW or less. For interconnection to the grid, you must submit an application to your utility and receive their approval. If you want to learn more, we will be happy to discuss these steps as it applies to you specifically.

Action Solar: my go-to home solar installation crew

Action Solar is here to raise your home’s energy efficiency to the max by conducting a thorough energy audit, recommending necessary steps, and installiing solar panels to give you a clean and sustainable energy source. Jump on the bandwagon and join all those happy San Marcos homeowners who’ve already gone green and solar! Call Action Solar today!