vrijdag 14 juni 2013

Installing a Solar Panel System at Your House

Having a solar panel system installed at your home is a great way to help to reduce the carbon footprint of your household and to start producing greener energy for yourself. In some cases, where more than enough energy is produced to power the property where the solar panel system is located, it is can also be possible to sell excess energy back to the national grid of the country, to be used by other homes.

Once you choose to have a solar panel system installed at your house, the first thing which you need to do, in conjunction with a solar panel engineer is to decide on the best location for the system. A number of factors should be consider, such as the integrity of the structure on which you are considering mounting the panels (whether the structure is strong enough to support the panels), how much sunlight the location is likely to receive and which direction the surface faces.

The angle at which the panels are facing should be chosen to get the largest amount of sunlight possible per day. It is also important that you hire a reliable engineer, because they will be able to work out the angle at which the panels need to be tilted towards the sun for maximum efficiency. The math involved to work out the angle of the tilt is depending on the exact latitude of the household, but as a rule, the higher the latitude of the property, the greater the angle of the tilt.

Once you have decided on an appropriate location for your solar panels, they are very easy and simple to have installed. The power conversion system should be placed nearby to ensure maximum levels of efficiency, but should be place outside of direct sunlight for the best results.

It is also possible (and much cheaper) to build and install the solar panels yourself, but if you want to do this you must make sure you get the right kind of solar panel building guide

Once the solar panel system is up and running, it will need very little maintenance. The most important thing is that you keep the panels relatively clean, and making sure that nearby trees do not grow up around them and hide them from the sunlight. Ground mounted systems are susceptible to accumulations of debris, especially during the Fall, when there are large numbers of fallen leave around. Depending on the area in which you live, and the tilt of the panels, it is even possible that natural rainfall may effectively clean the panels for you. If you have to clean the panels manually, warm water which does not contain any chemical cleaning products should be used. Unsuitable chemical cleaning products may cause irreparable damage to your solar panel system. Be aware that some types of solar panel may become warmer during daylight hours.

The panels themselves should last at least 25 years, but the power converter may need replacing at some point during this time. If you keep a close eye on the average amount of electricity that the system generates every month, dependent on weather and climate conditions, you should be able to tell whether something is wrong with the system by noticing decreased efficiency.

Having a solar panel system installed at your house can help you to produce greener electricity. A solar panel system can also produce excess electricity which can be fed back into the national grid. You can get more information at industrial construction in Orange County and solar panel system contractor.

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