ROOF SOLAR PANELS
Why Choose Roof Solar Panels?
More and more, roof solar panels are showing up on everyday houses. There are many reasons that people are going for solar panel installation, and some of them may surprise you.
The most-advertised reason to get solar panels is to save on power bills. In some cases, an installation can even produce enough power to sell some back to the electric company! Needless to say, this is the first thing that catches the attention of most who learn about this possibility. However, in reality, the level of power generation in a place like Nova Scotia is unlikely to result in a big profit from power buy-back programs.
Instead, one of the biggest motivators for getting solar panel installation is to avoid being totally dependent on grid power. You may want to reduce the risk of being affected by power outages, or you might just prefer to have an option other than using a generator when an outage comes. It may even be a matter of principle to avoid having to rely on a utility.
Another big motivator is to help the environment. Using solar panels reduces the need for burning fossil fuels to generate electricity or hot water. Therefore, many environmentalists prefer panels and other green options for meeting their power needs.
When it comes to placement, most people choose roof solar panels. The reason for this is simple: The roof offers the needed surface area, and using it saves owners from having to fill their yards up with panels. Putting the panels there also allows them to be easily installed at the right slant to catch the most sun. Therefore, roof solar panels are far more popular than those mounted in other ways.