The Big Question: Which is the best Solar System for you? Part 1
Anyone who has ever purchased a solar system at any point will be able to relate to this question and how long it took them to settle with an answer. Use of the word “settle” is very much intentional because well, unfortunately there is not one answer or one brand or one installer that is “better” for your roof. When I talk to individuals who have finally decided to get a solar system, I am both surprised and disappointed by how discouraged they become in the process of deciding this.
To understand what the best solar system for you is vital to know which is the system or products you need to stay away from. To know about the best suited system for you or rather your house, it is extremely important to understand who you are buying it from because your Solar retailer would be someone distancing you from making a bad decision. Now, you would say that Solar is just a commodity, and you would want to shop around. You may also argue about exploring the plethora of information available on the internet about the different products, their technologies, advantages, disadvantages, price etc. however it is not enough. Not because there is less information about them but because it is inadequate for you as consumer to make a reasonable decision.
To address this “Big” question it is perhaps important to understand that nuances of the whole process. From the time you seed a thought for going Solar to commission a system, a series of articles in the form of this blog will try to address obvious questions for any consumer. Although, these articles are not meant to criticize or promote any product, I will try cover popular product and try to break any myths logically as well as technically.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of which is the best solar system for you.
The best solar system is the one that best meets your specific needs and goals. There are many factors to consider when choosing a solar system, including your budget, your energy needs, the size and orientation of your roof, and your local climate. Your best bet is to consult with a solar expert to get tailored advice for your situation. A reputable solar installer will be able to assess your needs and recommend the best solar system for you.
In the meantime, here are a few things to keep in mind as you compare solar systems:
1. Price is not the only important factor. Solar systems vary widely in price, but the cost is only one factor to consider.
Don’t just compare the upfront cost of the system – look at the total cost of ownership over the lifespan of the system.
2. Consider your energy needs. How much energy do you use? What time of day do you use the most energy?
These factors will affect the size and type of solar system you need.
3. The orientation and size of your roof matters. Your roof’s orientation and size will determine how many solar panels you can fit, and how much energy they can produce.
4. Your local climate matters. Solar panels perform best in sunny conditions, so if you live in a cloudy climate,
you may need a larger system to meet your energy needs.
Making the switch to solar energy is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.With a little research, you can find the best solar system