If you are a responsible entrepreneur, you would help protect and preserve the environment today and for tomorrow and generations to come, by manufacturing or generating your own solar energy. We understand that solar energy is great for decreasing the quantity of fossil fuel we use hence, reducing pollutants that cause global warming. Existing energy sources are becoming exorbitant by the day since they are getting depleted; however, solar energy is an abundant, renewable, and reliable energy source. Including a commercial solar system in your enterprise could prove to be a fruitful and responsible business decision. This could be immensely beneficial to the environment.
The solar industry seems to have expanded exponentially because of the conventional solar panels. If you consider the recent past, it is clearly evident that solar power would be instrumental in the transition to the much-aspired carbon-free future. Let us examine some FAQs and their relevant answers from experts in the solar industry.
What solar system size is recommended for use?
The solar system size would depend chiefly on your business’s overall electricity requirements, investment amount, and the roof size. A professional solar installer is supposed to conduct a site audit or customer consultation so that the accurate size could be determined. You could then choose the system that perfectly suits your budget and needs.
Do I have adequate sunlight for solar energy generation?
Less sunlight could be effectively compensated for simply by adding some more panels. The weather may not pose any issues, however, any and everything that obstructs sunlight like bird poop or dust, fallen leaves, other buildings, or even shady trees could adversely affect efficiency levels.
Is my roof okay for solar?
Solar installers are compatible with most roofs and help in creating a truly money-saving and cost-effective solar energy system. Remember roofs facing southwest would be generating the maximum annual solar power production. In this context, you must know that the North and East would be generating relatively less energy.
Is my roof capable of adequately supporting a solar array’s weight?
Usually, an attached system would be adding just about 3 pounds per square feet of weight to your roof. However, a ballasted solar system would be adding 4 to almost 6 pounds. If your business was established after 1970, it must be capable of supporting such a load. However, if certain issues come up, your property would be inspected by a qualified structural engineer.
How do I start comparing prices among estimates or bids from different solar contractors?
The best way to compare the bids from different solar contractors would be to examine the exact price per watt. In this situation, you must compare an apple with an apple. Remember a 300-watt/panel system having 12 panels should be costing relatively less as compared to a 340-watt system with 12 panels.
Do you think that my solar system would be working in the winter?
The panels are not dependent on bright sunshine or heat, they simply need some light. On a very hot sunny day, the system would not perform optimally because the equipment would be heating up. In this context, you must understand that even during the frosty winter days when it is snowing, the panels would still be getting warm and melting the snow.
What is known as the “grid-tied” solar system?
Grid-tied solar systems are supposed to be connected directly to a public utility grid. The system would be generating electricity for your business or home and transferring the excess power onto straightaway the utility grid. The owner of the solar system would be compensated via net metering for the surplus power generated.
Now that you have got a lot of information and all your queries are answered, you could consider a commercial solar installation without any hassles.