You'll indeed save huge from utilities if you use solar panels and offset your bills. However, there are a few key things to consider before you go all out on solar panels. Before you've found this post, you've likely found Google's convenient "Project Sunroof," a convenient tool that shows you a property similar to yours and gives you estimated solar utility savings amounts.
Unfortunately, Project Sunroof won't show you if your Littleton, CO roof is viable for solar panel installations. Here are a few things to consider beforehand.
Chimneys, tall trees, vents, embellishments, and other obstructions will affect your potential solar roof's energy absorption rate. Thankfully, determining if you have zero obstructions is easy. You'll just need to walk out the lawn and observe your roof throughout the morning, noon, and afternoon.
If an enormous shadow level assumes itself on your roof, you must remove the obstruction first. It can be challenging to remove chimneys, trees, and other permanent obstructions, though.
A tiny house with over 32sqm will have a roof that has the same area. Unfortunately, solar panels are still a quantity-based renewable energy source, meaning you'll need plenty of solar panels to absorb plenty of solar energy to power a house. If your house has a smaller roof, you'll need to calculate the panels' energy absorption rate according to the length of sunrise. Then, you'll need to subtract it from your household's regular utility expenditures.
We highly advise that you work with certified solar panel installation professionals to help you accurately know your roof's solar panel compatibility. In doing so, you can save so much time and hassle finding a rough figure of your potential solar energy savings in the future.
If you're looking for excellent solar panels, we highly recommend Solaria panels because of their energy-efficiency, durability, and reliability. Those Solar Guys have an excellent review about it below.
The Solaria Power XT has an efficiency rating of 20.5%. Efficiency is the percentage of sunlight hitting the solar panel that is absorbed and converted into electricity. Efficiencies for mass produced solar panels are typically between 15 and 17% and top out around 23%.https://www.youtube.com/embed/mOXilTMesJA
The Solaria Power XT is a 360 watt black on black monocrystalline solar panel.
The Solaria Power XT dimensions are 63.8” X 43.9” X 1.57” and the solar panel weighs 21kg or 26 lbs.
Solaria Power XT solar panels have a 25 year warranty on parts, performance, and labor. A 25 year warranty is the best you will see for the solar panel market. The majority of solar manufacturers offer between a 10-20 year warranty.
The linear power performance warranty is also for a period of 25 years. This warranty guarantees that the panel’s power tolerance will not degrade more than 2% in the first year and maintain at least 86% of its power tolerance after year 25. Most panels on the market only guarantee 80-81% after 25 years.
Power tolerance is defined by how much power the panel should produce based on a power rating versus how much power is actually produced. The Solaria Power XT has a power rating (wattage) of 360. A 2% power tolerance would allow the panel to produce in the range of 352 to 368 watts. (Continued)
If you have yet to find a reliable solar panel installation and all-around roofing service in Littleton, CO, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you