Should You Install A Tracking System For Your Solar Energy System?

Should You Install A Tracking System For Your Solar Energy System?

Would a tracking system for solar panels be helpful and would it be cost-effective to install? These are questions we are going to answer. First, why would a tracking system be necessary in the first place? Why wouldn't you just install your panels in a fixed position and leave it alone? To answer why a tracking system produces more electricity, we have to understand the movement of the sun across the sky and why it matters.…

Read Article
When Is A Ground Mount Preferable To A Rooftop Solar Power System?

When Is A Ground Mount Preferable To A Rooftop Solar Power System?

Sometimes rooftop solar power systems are not ideal for the residential homeowner. Some roofs are too small or have too many hindrances such as chimneys, vents, or skylights. Sometimes a roof is beset by too many trees and shading makes solar untenable, there simply is not enough light available to hit the panels to generate enough electricity to make it worthwhile. Then there are some roofs which have orientations other than south-facing where you would lose some efficiency. And finally, there are some roofs which have to be fixed or fortified adding to the cost.…

Read Article
Scioto, Ohio Family Proud To Go Solar

Scioto, Ohio Family Proud To Go Solar

A Scioto, Ohio family is thrilled to have gone solar and offset more than 75% of their electricity bills. Debroah Flaig had her 9.7 kW ground mount solar energy system installed in the summer of 2013. Her solar array has 28 Sunpower 345 watt panels with a SMA, Sunny Boy 10000TL-US 1-Ph grid-tied string inverter. Scioto is located around 80 miles south of Columbus, just north of the state border.…

Read Article