Prior to installing solar panels, it is important that you do the correct research in order to understand if a solar system will be right for you, what is involved in the installation and whether your property is suited to the installation. It is vital that you find all of this out prior to going ahead with the installation.
Check your roof can support them
Solar panels can weigh a significant amount depending on how many are being installed on your roof. Before you consider installing them, you may need to determine whether your roof can take the weight.
Choose a trustworthy installer
Installing solar panels is a job that should be carried out by specialists with experience. Therefore, do your research and make sure you choose a company that has reviews and feedback as well as a good customer service.You should check that a company employs there installation crews rather than a company that uses sub-contractors.
Is it possible to connect to the grid?
This will depend on where you live but in the main when you decide that you want to connect to the grid, you will need to identify the logistics involved. Will there be a fee for connection which can be significant if you live in a rural area? How long does the process take and when connected how much will you be paid for the surplus electricity that you generate and feedback into the grid?
How much money will you save?
The chances are, if you are looking to install solar panels then you want to cut your bills and save money. So, before you even consider installing solar panels you need to see just how much money you can save because there is no point in spending money on solar panels without understanding the specifics. This information a good solar company should supply you with.
Which panels are right for you
There is not just one kind of solar panel available for you to choose from so before you go ahead and make a decision you should determine which one works best for you based on how you use energy and what you want to achieve in terms of efficiency.