There is really no reason to even consider getting a solar energy system if you live in an area that rarely sees the sun. This does not mean that a less than reputable company will not try to sell you a solar system though. If your roof does not receive at least 6 hours of full sunlight per day, you should not consider solar power.
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.
Los Angeles Times reporter Susan Carpenter shows the equipment and costs involved with charging an electric car using home solar panels.
Solar power is growing in popularity every year. With the increase in popularity, the prices are more affordable than ever. There are many different systems out there, so it is important to take your time to ensure you choose the best fit for you.