When it comes to installing solar, homeowners have found that it’s benefited them in a number of ways, particularly by allowing them to live more eco-friendly lives at as low a cost as possible.
But new customers might be hesitant to have solar panels installed, thinking their only option is to have them put on the roof. If they don’t want them on the roof for any reason, they may assume they have no other options, but this isn’t the case!
There is one other option–ground-mounted solar panel installation. This isn’t the right choice for all homes, but they can be a great option for many. Read on to learn more and give us a call to confirm which is best for your specific needs.
The Restrictions of Roof-Mounted Solar Panels
Roof-mounted solar panels are the most commonly seen solar panels, but they actually might have restrictions due to factors of your roof. For instance, if your roof isn’t at an ideal angle, if it doesn’t face south in order to get enough direct sunlight, or if they’re blocked by a chimney, skylights, or dense trees, then you may have less effective solar energy consumption.
You also want to consider the size of your home’s roof. It might not be big enough for a solar energy system that’s able to meet the electrical demands of your home. After all, many households have had increased energy needs in recent years.
Ground-Mounted Solar Installation Is Easy for Our Team
Ground-mounted solar systems can be located on any open land, which makes them relatively simple for our professionals to install. A benefit of this installation is that no drilling of your roof is required. Plus, the components that are used to secure standard ground-mounted systems are relatively lightweight, and easy to remove.
Ground-mounted panels can be set at any angle, and therefore can be set at the perfect angle to consume sunlight. They can be faced the precise direction that they need to be in order to get the most from the sunlight.
All this said, ground-mounted solar panels can be a bit more expensive than rooftop solar panels on a per-watt basis. The reason for this is that there’s often additional labor and permitting involved for successful ground-mounted solar panel installation. However, once appropriate permitting is granted, ground-mounted systems can be located wherever conditions are best.
Not all ground-mounted solar systems are created equally! There are the standard ground-mounted solar panels like we were talking about above, but there are also pole-mounted systems.
Pole-mounted solar panel systems are capable of supporting multiple solar panels on a single pole and can elevate them higher off the ground, so not only do you get the benefits we mentioned above, but they’re very effective and efficient if there’s an issue with available space in your yard.