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What to Know About Home Solar Panels

April 19, 2021 | Blog

Solar panels are an increasingly popular form of energy for your home. Not only do they reduce the environmental impact by harnessing energy directly from the sun, but they can also save you money and earn you a tax credit. 

Before you jump into setting up a solar installation appointment for your home there are some things you should know and consider. 

What Are Solar Panels? 

Home solar systems simply take energy from the sun and convert it to energy for your home. In a more detailed sense, the panels on the roof take the sun rays and bring them to the inverter which then converts the current into electricity for the home. 

There is also the option to have a solar battery with your system that allows the solar power generated to be stored and used during times when the panels are unable to produce energy. This backup can also help you lower energy costs. 

The system is connected to a grid and net energy meter that will regulate the generated electricity. For this to happen, you need the solar panels to be located on a roof section that is mostly in direct sunlight. So, when considering the solar installation takes into consideration how shaded your roof is and how old it is in case it needs to be replaced soon.

Benefits

The biggest benefit of the home solar system is that it will save you money by generating your own electricity instead of going through utility companies. Another benefit is the environmental impact because using solar energy will reduce your carbon footprint. Solar panels don’t produce pollutants that go into the atmosphere unlike traditional forms of power. 

A home solar system is also simple for you to use. You cut out dealing with utility companies and changing rates on your electric bill. There is also little to no maintenance needed after getting it installed. 

Installation in Texas

In Texas, solar panels are a great idea since the majority of the seasons come with lots of sun. However, you might need to meet a few requirements before you go through with a home solar panel installation

If you live in a neighborhood you need to make sure that your homeowner’s association allows the installation of solar panels. While an act was passed restricting HOAs to fully ban the installation there could still be other guidelines to follow. 

You also need to make sure that your roof is adequate and can get sufficient sunlight. There might be other requirements that you need to follow so make sure to check with a professional and get a consultation.

When you are ready to invest in a home solar system, professionals at Roof Fix is ready to help. We are certified solar experts and committed to providing Texas with environmentally friendly solar systems. Contact us today to get started on your solar installation. 

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