Get your financial figures right before deciding on a solar system. You need to weigh the cost of the system against how much energy it will save you. Take the cost of the system and multiply it by its' lifespan. Now figure out how much energy you will use in that lifespan to determine if it is right for you.
In this solar power update, I talk about how the Goal Zero Yeti 3000 lithium power station and Goal Zero Boulder 200 solar panel briefcase is working for me and …
Larger solar panels are not necessarily a good option. The quality of each panel is affected by many factors, like wattage and warranty. Consider everything when making a hefty purchase like this.
Make sure to allow for adequate spacing around your solar panels. When overheated, these panels do not work effectively, and this can diminish the amount of energy they create for your family. Allowing for space between and around each panel helps to promote air flow and maximize both the functioning and lifespan of your panels.