Rooftop Solar Panel Installation Considerations

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If you’re considering rooftop solar panel installation at your Salt Lake City area home or business, you already know that you can save money – potentially a lot of money – by reducing or eliminating your electricity bills. You will also improve the value of your home while doing something nice for the environment. As you consider your options, keep in mind that certain factors can help improve your solar energy production and reduce your photovoltaic (PV) system investment costs. These factors can also help expedite your return on investment (ROI) and help you reach the payback point more quickly.

Solar Panel Installation Location

Most homeowners and business owners elect to install their PV panels on the roof of the main structure. However, until you have your roof inspected by a professional solar installer, you won’t know for sure that the roof structure is sound enough to accommodate the panels and mounting brackets. In addition, you must also consider the orientation of your roof and its potential to generate solar energy. If you have any obstructions that cast shade onto the roof, for example, this can significantly impede the panels’ ability to generate energy. Issues with orientation or roof condition won’t prevent you from going solar, however, as your PV contractor has a variety of ways to address and overcome these and other challenges.

Paying for Your Solar Energy System

You have likely seen many ads online, in print or in the mail for seemingly too-good-to-be-true solar panel installation deals. Some or all of these likely involve leasing a PV system from some company who then charges you for the power you use. Even though these companies may install your system with no money down – and even kick in some extras like a new electrical panel for your home – they are rarely a good deal. In fact, they can cost you money in the long run. And, unless you purchase your solar panels and PV system yourself, you won’t be able to claim any of the available incentives or tax credits. Explore your options for financing your PV system. Your solar panel installation contractor can help you with incentives and other ways to minimize your system cost while still getting all the potential benefits.

Photovoltaic System Size

How many solar panels will you need for your PV system? The answer depends on how much space you have on the roof, how much free electricity you want to produce and how much money you have budgeted for your system. Given the physical panel space and the budget, you can install a system that meets all of your power demands. But, when you choose the right Utah solar contractor, they can help you reduce your power consumption as a part of designing and installing your PV panels. Not only will this reduce the amount of rooftop space you need but it will also reduce your system cost and help you reach your payback point even sooner. Throughout the Salt Lake City area, including Park City, Sandy and Cottonwood Heights, Greenify Energy Savers helps our customers improve their energy efficiency, reduce their power consumption and increase the comfort of their homes and businesses. Contact us today for a free, personalized cost estimate for solar panel installation