Solar panels are quite possibly the future of home-energy production. Solar panels are costly to buy, but once you’ve purchased the panels and installed them, the money you will save in the long run will become exponentially greater as energy prices increase. Installing a solar system to power your home is an involved process. The following outlines all the steps that need to be followed.

Step One

Pick out a spot for your solar panel on either the west or east side of the roof, wherever it will receive the most the sun.

Step two

Figure out your latitude tilt. If the house is below twenty-five degrees latitude, the solar panels will need to be tilted towards the sun in the amount of latitude number. If the house is located at twenty-five degrees latitude, you will tilt your panels by twenty-five degrees. After twenty-five latitude, add five degrees for each additional five degrees of latitude up to forty degrees. At forty degrees latitude, add twenty degrees of tilt to your latitude number.

Step Three

Mounts should be placed four feet apart and on top of rafters. You can use a stud finder or the blueprints of your home to find those rafters.

Step Four

Drill holes carefully into the rafters. You do not want them to split. These holes are where your steel bolts will fasten the solar-panel mounts to roof

Step Five

Secure the mounts with steel bolts. Make sure to seal the area around the bolts in order to keep your thermal envelope air tight.

Step Six

Fasten the solar panels to the mounts. Usually the solar panels will come rebuilt with an easy-to-fasten panel to mount interface. Make sure that the solar panels are off the roof by at least a quarter of a foot. Airflow helps the panels operate at peak efficiency.

Step Seven

Your solar panel is mounted. It can now be connect to your electrical supply. The electricians will fix everything for you. They know how to hook up all the electric systems and Talk to an electrician about this. I am not qualified to tell you how to hook up electrical systems. I only know about nailing things to other things.

All the steps that are above if performed correctly the solar energy will not have problems in the future.

NB These steps must be done by professionals who are experienced in their job.

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