How to Tell if Your Roanoke Home is Suitable for Solar Panels

05.13.2021
2 min read

For the majority of people interested in owning their power and reducing their reliance on the grid, solar energy is a viable alternative to fossil fuels. However, there are a few factors that can influence whether your Roanoke home is a good fit for solar panels. 

Solar panels are widely regarded as an excellent investment for your energy future. However, before you pull out your checkbook, consult with a solar expert who can evaluate your home and ensure that a solar system will deliver the results you want for your Roanoke home.

We’ve compiled a list of major components that can determine whether your home is a suitable candidate for solar panels.

1. Shading

This first point is one of the most obvious. If your home is primarily shaded, it won’t harness the sunlight it needs to convert into electricity. Depending on your home’s setup, it’s possible that adjustments can be made to accommodate a solar system, but in other cases, solar energy may not be the best option for your home.

2. Home Energy Usage

Depending on the size of your home, your solar panel system must produce a certain amount of electricity to accommodate your energy needs. This varies based on the number of people living in your home, to your appliances’ energy use and to the temperature you set your thermostat, to name three things. A solar expert will evaluate your electric bills to determine the amount of energy your home uses on average each month. Based on that calculation, they can determine the size of the solar system your home will need.

3. Weather Patterns

Roanoke typically sees days that are clear, mostly clear or partly cloudy around 50% of the time. This makes solar energy a viable option for the area, and it also means that at least half the time, your solar system will have the chance to produce energy at close to peak levels. Even on cloudier days, your system will still produce energy even if it’s not the maximum amount possible. 

See If Solar Works On Your Roanoke Home With POWERHOME SOLAR

Your solar solution depends on your home setup, and no one is better prepared to create a custom solar solution than POWERHOME SOLAR’s Roanoke-based team. With our industry experience and local knowledge, we’re happy to evaluate your home based on every factor listed above as well as more technical elements that require a professional’s input. With our help, you can rest assured that the solar system we recommend for your home will yield the benefits that you’re looking for.