Questions You Should Answer Before Installing Solar Panels

Getting your solar power module is like getting a new car. It’s a big decision and normally there aren’t any takebacks. So you need to make sure that everything is within your ideal so that when the panels have been installed, there are no regrets and disappointments. For that, you will need to answer these questions for you to choose the solar module that is perfect for your home. Read on and see which of these you can answer.

Can your roof support solar panels?

Solar panels are usually mounted on roofs, for obvious reasons. There are no obstructions for sunlight up on the roofs, and it offers the most favorable angles. But you will need to make sure that your roof is not located somewhere where there is a lot of shade due to terrain or vegetation. You also need to make sure the side you’re installing the module on is facing south, for maximum solar coverage. Also, if you live in an area with an HOA, make sure no regulations are prohibiting solar panel installation.

How much of your current electricity consumption will the grid allow your solar module to cover?

In many areas, electricity providers allow only a certain portion of a home’s energy consumption to be covered by solar energy. You should determine this before you shop around for solar panels so you know what kind of panels to use and how much you’d be paying for panels and installation. If you’re in an area where your provider allows more than 6kW of solar energy, you should maximize every watt allowed. It will be worth it down the line.

When will you need to repair or replace your roof?

This is pretty important. There’s not much sense to install solar panels on your roof if they are scheduled for repairs within a year. You should repair or replace your roof as soon as possible (if it’s scheduled for maintenance within a few years) and install the module as soon as repairs or replacements are done. You would maximize the warranties of both the roof and the panels for optimum solar power in San Jose.

Do you trust your installer?

This might be a bit difficult to answer if this is your first time going solar. For those who have had solar panels before, if your previous installer is great and is still in business, then you should let them install your panels again. If this is your first, make sure that the company has a certification that came from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners or NABCEP. That way, you can be sure that they have the knowledge and experience necessary to get things done the right way.

And for worry-free solar panel installation, dial 833-820-8080 and get in touch with Soleeva Energy’s knowledgeable solar technology professionals. You can also go to and schedule your consultation now.