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    Solar Panel Installation Types

    Roof-mounted solar panels

    How old is your roof?

    The first step in considering a solar installation on a roof is the age and condition of the roof. If your roof is less than ten years old, it is ideal for installing solar. If the age of the roof is more than ten years old, we recommend an inspection of the roof before considering a solar installation. If a new roof is required, it is best to have the new roof installed before installing solar.

    Asphalt shingle

    Asphalt Shingle Roof Solar Panels in San Diego, CA

    The most common type of roof in Southern California is asphalt shingle, and this type of roof is the easiest type of roof to install solar panels on.

    Tile roof- flat tile or Spanish

    Tile Roof Solar Installation in San Diego, CA

    Historically, solar installers have had difficulty installing solar panels on tile roofs. Our team is highly skilled in these installations, and will install your solar panels on your tile roof with no issues or problems.


    Clay Roof Solar Installation in San Diego

    Clay tile roofs can pose problems for many solar installers. This is one of the more difficult types of roof to install solar panels on. Not to worry, our installation team has lots of experience installing solar panels on clay roofs and will ensure that your installation is completed flawlessly.

    Flat roofs – tilt rack systems

    Flat Roof Solar Panels in San Diego, CA

    Sour panels need to face toward the South for maximum efficiency. A racking system holds the panels in place and allows for adjustments such as this. Flat roofs require tilted racking to ensure that the panels are facing toward the sun at the best angle. Usually, a 17-degree pitch is the most common angle to orient the panels.

    Roof tiles, BIPV

    Building Integrated Solar Panels in San Diego

    We do not advise using building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV). Solar roof tiles are a type of BIPV that replaces standard roofing material. These installations have many problems, including maintenance issues, lower performance, and fire hazards.


    Ballasted Solar Panels in San Diego, CA

    A tilt rack system requires roof penetrations. Flat roofs with a TPO roof membrane do not fit this type of installation, so a ballasted solar panel racking system is used. The panels are held in place by weights in a ballasted system.

    Ground-mounted solar panels

    Ground Mounted Solar Panels in San Diego


    A ground-mounted system can be a good alternative to a roof-mounted system. Ground-mounted panels require good solar exposure, including a lack of shade from trees. Our team in San Diego is highly skilled in this type of installation as well as the others.

    Your team for all solar panel installation types in San Diego and across Southern California

    The team at Action Solar Installation of San Diego will give you the highest quality installation, no matter your roof type or type of installation. As one of the finest solar companies in the San Diego area, we are highly qualified and experienced in all things solar-related, whether it’s installing different types of solar panels, or helping you reduce your carbon footprint by using solar panels. Call us today for more information, and we will advise you on the optimal solar installation type for your property, as well as guide you through different solar panel battery types. We look forward to serving you!

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