It is always best to install your solar panels where they will get the most sunlight each day. It is important to check regularly for trees that may be overshadowing solar panels due to growth.
Do the math prior to investing in solar power. Not every location is a good bet to deliver energy savings. The best option is to look into the costs and the potential earnings (based off your sun conditions) to see what the costs will really be like. Sometimes, it'll be way more costly to use solar.
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If after installing solar panels you find that you are producing more energy than you need, you can sell the extra energy that you produce back to the electric company. This method will help you recoup the cost of your solar energy system's installation and parts. Additionally, after you have recovered your costs, you will be making a profit.