ARE YOU THINKING OF GOING SOLAR THIS SUMMER? HERE ARE THE MAIN FACTORS TO CONSIDER

  • 05/07/2020
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  • By Sean Si
A home with a solar rooftop

Am I a good candidate for solar on my rooftop? What are the factors to consider if I’m planning to go solar?

 

ROOF SPACE

Townhouses with rooftop solar panels

Installing solar panels on your roof will require ample roof space. Having small or limited roof space will limit the number of solar panels that can be installed. Take note that ideally, the number of solar panels to be installed should be enough to cover your daytime consumption. Solar panels differ in sizes depending on their wattage or efficiency. Lower efficiencies may come in a smaller or standard size of 1-meter x 1.6 meters while higher ones can go up to 2 meters in length or higher. Some clients will prefer to have smaller low wattage panels so that they can put an additional one or two more panels while those who are strictly limited in roof space will go with higher efficient ones to maximize the energy they can harvest with the limited space.

 

SHADING

Solar panels affected by shading

Having large roof space or installing the best and premium solar panels will not automatically mean a feasible case for solar. External factors such as shading can play significant roles in limiting the energy production of your solar system. Shading on a small part of your panels can have a huge impact on the overall performance of the system. There are different circumstances that may cause shading such as the changing angle of the sun throughout the whole year, trees, nearby establishments, and roof obstructions such as vents and antennas. It is critical to make sure that you choose a reputable solar company that understands the engineering concepts behind solar, and one that has established its name through the years.

 

ROOF TYPE AND STRUCTURE

Top shot of a roof top with a handful of solar panels

Is your roof GI sheet, clay tile, or roof deck? All these roof types are applicable for solar but the method of installation may differ which is why it is important to get an installer who has the knowledge and experience installing solar panels on those different types of roofs. A single panel weighs around 18 kilos, plus the weight of the mounting structure. If you are planning to put more plus the railings, your roof structure should be strong and durable enough to withstand its mass.

 

The Decision

A home with solar panels on its roof

With all of these factors in mind, it is important to ask your solar provider their recommended system for you based on your energy consumption. From there, you can identify how many solar panels you will be needing to be able to save on monthly electricity expenses. A thorough site survey will help you know if your home is feasible for a solar system and if it would make financial sense. Consult and talk to a Solaric expert now to begin your solar journey.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar

Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

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Contact the solar experts

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We will gladly explain to you how the system works, or schedule a survey so we can give you options for your new home or existing homes or businesses.

At Solaric, we Turn on the Sun.