The words "solar energy" invoke fear in many people because they do not understand all that it entails. Hopefully, the above article helped you shed a little light on the topic. It may not be the best energy source for you, but you should consider all of the information here when deciding that.
When thinking about investing in a solar panel system, you should consider such factors as the typical weather conditions in your area. Solar panels are a good option if there are five hours of sunlight a day in your area. When there is little sun or snow on the roof, you may have to use other sources of energy.
The best time to incorporate solar power into the design of a home or building is in the initial construction. Windows are best facing south to let maximum sunlight (hence greenhouse heat) in during the winter. Likewise, avoid windows facing directly into the summertime sun to keep things cooler, so less power is needed for fans or air conditioning. The maximum roof space, however, should always get sunlight exposure.