The amount of electricity you generate from solar panels is dependent on how many panels you install and the efficiency of these panels. You will need to do a little math to calculate the number of panels you will need. Higher-efficiency panels are often your best bet cost-wise.
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Before installing solar panels on your roof, check with your home owners association. Some associations have restrictions on what you are allowed to do to the outside of the property, and this might mean solar panels are not an option for you. It is better to have this information up front than to purchase the panels and be forced to remove them at a later time.
Once your panels are in place, keep an eye on them and monitor them regularly. Get to know what you daily output of energy is, what everything looks like when operating optimally and even keep a record of such things. This can help you quickly notice when something isn't working correctly and help you ascertain where the problem is.