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Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panel Installation
August 26, 2021
Going solar? Before installing solar panels on your roof, be sure to ask any questions you might have to clear up any confusion you might have regarding your panels installation. After all, solar panel installation is a lifetime investment. Therefore, it is best that you read all the necessary information and understand it thoroughly before hiring the right contractors to install your solar panels.
Furthermore, you can ask your contractor any questions you may have in the initial phases. This blog post addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about solar panel installation.
Are There Any Financial Benefits Of Installing Solar Panels?
Solar panel installation might seem expensive initially or during installation, but it will pay you back after installation. When you install solar panels, the cost might be higher initially, but it will save you from the rising cost of electricity rates. Hence, you can significantly save more money on your bills. The system pays itself back within a few years. Moreover, if your solar electricity generation is more than what you need at home, you can sell off the extra units to your local electricity authorities.
How Long Does Solar Panel Installation Take?
It depends on the area to be covered and the number of workers plus their expertise. If the workers are experienced in their work, they might do it within a few hours. However, proper installation and checking might take up to 2-3 days of work both inside and outside. Hiring a professional solar panel installation company is necessary so the work can be completed sooner.
Will Solar Panel Installation Affect My Roof?
Solar panels are installed on rail systems that are fastened by screws to the roofs rafters, or are installed on standing seams over. This helps keep the pressure off of your roof. However, if your roof is damaged and needs repair, it is better to have it repaired first before putting any pressure on it.
How Much Does It Cost To Install A Solar Panel?
The cost of solar panel installation depends on the company you have hired, the type of solar panels you have chosen, and the generation capacity you are going for. It also depends on the area to be covered and how much power you need.
Which Type Of Roof Is The Best For Solar Panels?
It is best if your roof faces south or north (in the case of the southern hemisphere). Your roof should be strong enough to bear the weight of the solar panels. It should be easy to access and must have the required space for solar panel installation.
How Long Do They Last?
Solar panels can last from up to 25 to 30 years, depending on their usage and the quality of the solar panels. They will work fine during this period, generating about 100% electricity. After this time, the capacity can drop to 80% or so. Some solar panel installers offer frequent maintenance and repair services, they can help you improve the longevity of your panels.
How Much Access To The Sun Is Needed?
Enough sun exposure is necessary to generate the right amount of electricity. The sun should be up from 9 AM to 3 PM at least. There should be no shading obstacles in the way to prevent your panels from getting sunlight.
About Sundawg Solar
Sundawg Solar is Saskatchewan’s top-rated solar panel installer offering 25 years warranty on power production along with a 10-year workmanship warranty on all their installations. You can check out our services here. We can help your home, business, or farm become more sustainable and energy-efficient. Call us for more information.