Keep your solar panels out of the shade. It might seem obvious, but your solar panels do need sun. Make sure that you are not installing them in the shade. Trim back the branches on surrounding trees if you need to. Failing to do so could cost you more than half your energy output.
Experiment with various angles and placements, monitoring the power stored on a daily basis and making changes as necessary. Any angle might be acceptable, but there are times when a small tweak in the position can have a noticeable impact. Try different options and stick with the spot that works best.
There is no easy way to save our planet, but by choosing to go green using solar energy, you can save the planet and cut energy costs. Your utility bill likely doubles every decade, eating up more of your paycheck. Use this knowledge to start using solar energy.