Were you considering installing solar on your home or small business, only to have your plans thwarted by the coronavirus outbreak? If so, you’re not alone — and this blog is for you.
It’s understandable to have financial concerns during this period of universal chaos. So, the last thing you want to do is invest a substantial sum of money into anything. Yet, solar power offers an outstanding return on investment and is a sure-fire way to save money in the long-term and do your bit for the environment. If COVID-19 has taught the world anything, it’s that there is a severe lack of electricity in parts of the world that need it most when there is a worldwide health crisis. After all, without access to power, modern medical equipment (such as ventilators) is useless.
Read below for six things to consider if you are thinking about installing solar power on your home.
What is solar power?
If you are unsure how solar power works, read all about the technical aspect of how panels convert sunlight into useable electricity. Perhaps you would like to explore more about why an inverter is an integral part of any system, or whether an energy storage system is right for you.
Which direction does your roof face?
In the Southern Hemisphere, a north-facing roof is ideal for capturing as much sunlight as possible. While solar panels do not need direct sunshine to generate electricity, it certainly helps.
Are your panels likely to be shaded?
You should take into consideration any chimneys, trees or buildings surrounding your home that could shade your panels. If the desired roof placement is going to be in constant shade, it may be worth looking into ground mounting your panels or choosing a different location.
Is your roof sturdy enough?
Ensuring your roof can hold the weight of the panels when they are first installed is crucial. Not only this, but it’s vital to remember your modules are due to last around 25 years. So, your roof needs to be sturdy enough to support the PV system for the duration.
Are you looking to sell your home in the future?
Installing a PV system on your home is likely to increase the value of your property if you come to sell. Of course, other homeowners will want to enjoy the benefits of saving on their electricity bills.
Have you found the right installer?
With KODAK Solar, it’s simple: all you have to do is find an installer near you by filling out a quick form online. You’ll be put in touch with a solar installer who is skilled with KODAK Solar Products and can fit out the perfect system for you.
For more information, why not read the Homeowner’s Guide? Here, you can find all the information you need before embarking on your PV journey.
Does it sound like your home will suit solar? Get in touch with a member of the team today to get the ball rolling towards a more sustainable future of energy.