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8) PV Solar and Hail?

This question comes up in almost every meeting we have with a potential client. The short answer is that solar panels are very tough, and typically can withstand much more than a standard asphalt shingle roof. Many people in our area deal with hail and the affect it has on their roof. We get a [...]

By | March 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 8) PV Solar and Hail?

7) How many panels does it take to make it worth putting solar on my house?

How many solar PV panels does it take to make the installation of a PV system worthwhile… 12! A typical solar PV panel is 250-320 watts and the smallest system we would normally recommend is about a 3000-watt system, or 12 standard 250w panels. The infrastructure cost to install a PV system is fairly consistent [...]

By | March 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7) How many panels does it take to make it worth putting solar on my house?

6) How large of an area do I need to put solar on my house/roof?

The surface area required for a solar PV system is about 18-20 sq./ft. per solar panel. Depending on the size system you require assume 60-80sq/ft. for every 1000 watts (or 1kWatt) of solar PV required to meet your needs. The biggest variable in the amount of space needed is the type of panel you use [...]

By | March 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6) How large of an area do I need to put solar on my house/roof?
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