July 16, 2022

How Far Can Solar Panels Be From The House

Solar panel systems are a great way to reduce your environmental footprint and start living green, but they’re also useful for people who live in areas that suffer from frequent power outages or where there is no stable electricity source.


When you think of generating renewable energy, images may come to mind like wind turbines or solar arrays. But another option available to homes is decentralized energy generation, which includes things like solar lanterns and battery storage. While these options aren’t as sexy as massive solar farms or nuclear plants, they should be considered first when thinking about ways to lower your carbon footprint.


Determine your energy profile.


Before you start shopping for solar panels, determine what kind of electricity you use most in your home. This may include heating, cooling, cooking, lighting, or laundry—or perhaps mostly power tools operating throughout your workshop. Note which areas are likely to benefit the most from solar panel output, then look up average U.S. usage rates for each area. These estimates are often called an “energy profile” or a “usage rate.”


Think about what you want from your home battery system.


How long do you want to live with no power? A few hours or days? A month or longer? Some people require their batteries to last only until they get gas again, while others go for years without using an appliance. Know what you’re looking for in terms of energy storage and reliability. And if you have any questions about whether this is the right solution for you, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Keep in mind that it may take months or years to find the right solar panel battery solution for you.


That’s because there are dozens of factors to consider when choosing between solar panels, batteries, and storage devices. While your budget might require you to just choose one option over another, don’t assume that each choice is exactly equivalent. The reality is that they aren’t and shouldn’t be treated as such.


Shop around before you buy.


When thinking about where to install your solar panel system, location is definitely something to consider. If you’re looking for a place with plenty of sun, then that area becomes more expensive than if you only need a small shed or porch mounted fan.


Research your state’s net metering policies.


Most states in the U.S. offer some form of net metering, which means that if you have a grid-connected renewable energy system, like a wind or solar panel system, you may be able to balance your consumption against your production and earn credit for excess power produced beyond what you use yourself. These credits are called “net metering credits” or NMCs.


Be sure to talk to your utility company.


You should definitely talk to your utility company about where you can place your solar panel system. Depending on your location, there are many factors you need to consider before installing your system, including local weather patterns and terrain. Your best option will be to have your system inspected by an electrician.


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