When looking for a solar panel system, try to find discounts. So while theses initial costs are intimidating, know that there is help available. Verify whether state or federal rebates and grants are available to assist you. This reduces the costs greatly. You can even get some deductions at tax time.
Do not rush in selecting the first solar power system you come across. Before you make a commitment with a company, you need to make sure you cannot find any better deals elsewhere. Check out your town's federal, state, and local incentives first. You can find this information at the DSIRE database.
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The best solar panels are able to be re-positioned to accommodate the seasonal shifting of the sun. But if you have to have a fixed panel, choose the best compromise between positions that you can.
Don't waste your time lining the solar panels beneath an array of florescent lights--though it may sound tempting. Solar cells are not designed to generate a voltage from fluorescent light sources and this is a waste of energy of time. Any spot in the yard would be a better location for the panels.