These days, consumers have a bevy of options when it comes to solar power systems. Because of the sheer volume of choices, it can be difficult to know which system you should purchase for your home. What, then, are some of the main issues you need to keep in mind when buying your first solar power system? Below, you’ll find some of the key considerations for prospective solar buyers.
Above all, the capacity of the system you buy will depend on the amount of energy generation you’ll require to adequately power your home. Consequently, this will depend on the purpose for choosing such a system in the first place. To illustrate, if you just want backup power, you’ll need a relatively smaller system with some power storage. On the other hand, if you’re looking to become independent of the grid, definitely go for the highest capacity system you can afford. Perhaps you’re just itching to dive into the latest tech to modernize your home? If so, limit your key considerations to an entry-level options to see whether investing in a serious system is worth it.
Key considerations and brand preference
Some brands are already leaders in the solar industry. As a result, you may already recognize or have heard about them. In fact, you may already have experience with some of their product lines outside of solar. Consequently, having a brand you are familiar with helps you narrow down your choices.
If you don’t know any good solar brands, don’t worry. Your installer can help guide you in the selection process. You can also check reviews and testimonials online for the options that make your shortlist.
Placement can affect key considerations
Whether you’re putting the system on the roof, vertically along a wall, or even mounting it on the ground, placement is key. To begin with, aligning the panels to receive the optimal amount of sunlight will help ensure better value overall. Above all you must determine that there’s ample space (and perhaps elevation) for your prospective system to soak up the maximum amount of sunlight.
Solar power storage is another key consideration if you want the most versatility from your system. This is especially true if your system provides surplus generation. Batteries allow you to store that extra production for use at a more opportune time.
Then again, not everyone has the budget to spare for energy storage. After all, it’s not yet at the level where opting for some storage is a no-brainer. Your decision on this matter depends on your willingness to spend and what you want out of your solar unit.
To DIY or not to DIY
Some people say it’s fairly doable to mount your own solar power system at home. For others, it can be tricky and complex. If you’re confident enough in your knowledge of electrical systems and installation, you can DIY it.
For most people, however, the likelihood is that they will want a complete professional installation. You can also consult with the installers to determine the best system for your home and the optimal location to mount it. With experts on the job, you’ll know that the solar modules will be fully secure and working to maximum efficiently.
Run your key considerations by Maryland’s top solar experts
Ready to buy a solar power system? Then, like any major purchase for your home, a lot of due diligence is necessary before you place that order. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, remember that help is close at hand. Contact Us at Renewable Energy Corporation for a completely free no-obligation assessment of your property’s solar potential. That way, you’ll have all the facts and figures you need to make the ideal decision, at your fingertips.
The US Utility Sector is experiencing massive power demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disruptions could occur at any time.
With a properly installed Solar power supply:
- Your electricity feed will remain secure
- If the power goes down, you won’t be left in the dark
- All essential appliances will continue to work
- Wi-fi and internet connections will remain operational
- You will be unaffected by the inevitable increases in utility costs
- Remain safe and secure while continuing to work from home
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