Electrical power driven by the sun is a relatively cheap way to provide electricity to a home. Because of the way the system works, there does need to be some thought about where to place all of the components. While the system is somewhat adaptable depending on the home, these are still the basic items to be considered.

One of the biggest items up for consideration for a Home Solar Electric System in Hilo is the location of the panels. Panels are typically placed on the roof to take full advantage of the sun exposure. The part of the roof they are installed on has to be evaluated to make sure that the panels have access to the most sunlight possible. If the roof is not able to accommodate the panels, an alternative site may need to be setup.

Another item to consider is the location of the electrical panels in the home. The entire system will have to be wired into the existing panel. If this panel is in an odd location, it may need to be moved for easier access. The panel itself should also be evaluated to determine if it can handle the incoming electricity. Some older panels may not have the correct connections available for a solar hookup. An electrician will be needed to resolve any issues.

The battery backup is another item to consider with a home solar electric system in Hilo. The batteries store excess electrical energy for times when the sun is not available. The batteries also help to convert the stored energy into usable energy. Depending on the needs of the home, the batteries can take up some space. Ideally, they need to be stored in an area that is protected from the rain and direct sunlight since this can degrade the battery casings.

Solar energy is a viable source of power. While it can save on energy bills and create independence from the electrical grid, the location of the different components must be evaluated. The solar panels will need to have maximum access to the sun. The electrical wiring must be able to connect to the panel. The batteries must be placed in a protected location. Contact us for more information regarding solar panels.