June 17, 2024

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The Importance of Solar Panel Positioning

Solar panels provide renewable power to homes and businesses by generating electricity from UV rays collected from sunlight. There’s pretty much an unlimited supply of sunlight available, and you will be saving your household or business from the effects of contributing to negative impacts on the environment, such as greenhouse gas emissions. However, if you want to get the absolute most out of your solar panel system, you should ensure that they are oriented the proper way.

The right orientation is directly facing the sun, as this will allow it to be exposed to more direct sunlight throughout the day. However, the sun isn’t in the same position throughout the day, so they need to be placed so that you can get the most sunlight out of photovoltaic solar panels on Mornington Peninsula homes and businesses.

Let’s look at some of the proper ways of positioning on your commercial business or residential property so that you can collect more electricity and save even more money when you have solar systems installed.

Shade

You’ll want to make sure that you’re not covering your solar panels in a bunch of shade, which will keep them from collecting sunlight during the day. Monitor the shade your yard or roof gets from surrounding trees, buildings, and other shadows that could reduce sun exposure. If you notice an area is getting a bit too much shade, you may want to perform some maintenance to decrease shade or find a new position for panels.

Orientation

Orientation is, as discussed earlier, how your panels are positioned. Many times, positions do not allow for enough sunlight to be collected when homeowners do not have a solar expert assessing their property and providing advice and solar solutions. When placing photovoltaic solar panels on Mornington Peninsula properties, you want to discuss with solar specialists ways to position solar panels and options to track the sun so that you get the most benefits from your installed solar systems.

Maintenance

Solar panels don’t typically require that much maintenance, so you don’t need to worry about much after getting them installed on the home or on your commercial building. However, there are times when dirt or debris can collect on and cause them to malfunction or not produce as much energy as usual. When this happens, you’re going to need your solar panels cleaned by a professional if you want to avoid problems in the future and want to keep your home or business producing the optimal amount of energy for your needs.

Solar panels are an excellent investment for many homes and businesses, leading to great energy savings and less pollution of the environment. If you’re ready to have them installed on your home, it’s a good idea to do as much preparation as possible by having solar professionals assess your sun exposure as well as any potential problems that will get in the way of your energy production.