If you are considering installing a solar panel system, it is important that the panel faces in the sun's direction. Although this seems obvious, you would be surprised how many people forget this step. If your panel does not have sun, it won't power up. If you live in the Northern hemisphere, your panel should face South towards the horizon.
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.
This is my initial solar test setup. I am trying to fit all energy needs into a 1.5KW envelope. Cost of around R40-45K.
Check for government financial incentives when you considering solar energy. While the cost of purchasing and installing panels can be high, there are certain government grant, loan and rebate programs that can help offset this cost. By understanding these programs, you can make a smart financial investment that allows you to take advantage of this green energy source.