Which Direction, Where Do I Mount Solar Panels?

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Which Direction, Where Do I Mount Solar Panels?

Postby Rooftop Wind Turbine » Fri May 23, 2014 10:18 am

>> what are your recommendations for the solar panel orientations?
>> Do you recommend mounting all of them on the east side of the
>> structure, west side, or half and half. In my instance the broad
>> side of the roof faces the east and west.

Hmm, mine are on west side but it's a bit to southwest. Afternoon sun is strongest. Is there any southern place to mount them available? It all depends too whether you want to go performance over aesthetics on that.

A few people have made an sort of solar awning, mounting them off the southern wall over some windows. Some have put up a pole and pole mounted the solar to maximize harvest. Most seem to prefer the roof and even when it's not ideal they want them up and out of the way.

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Many of my customers choose a ground mounted array or pole mount kit. This can be put anywhere on your property and looks great. These also offer a multi-purpose of making a shaded area maybe for a picnic table underneath or can put it at poolside. Ground mounts and pole mounts can be designed and I can help you figure out and design a solution that fits.

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These are just a few of the options and I have installed systems in every way imaginable. Thats why I have such a large customer base and body of work. When you buy your system I will help you plan all that out and design the best solution for your property and needs. I would love to power your home and run your meter backwards!

Thanks, Sam
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