With grid-tied PV systems becoming more and more popular, it is important for solar professionals and system owners alike to have realistic expectations of their systems’ performance. Solar power production can be affected by several factors. Orientation, array tilt, seasonal adjustments, and array siting can all affect the bottom line.

Proper planning and smart design will help you get the most out of your PV system and improve your rate of return. Installing modules in a sunny, shade-free spot and pointing them toward the sun could be considered common sense to many, but properly orienting and tilting your array for optimal performance is not as intuitive. A PV array’s output is proportional to the direct sunlight it receives. Even though PV modules produce some energy in a shady location or without ideal orientation, system costs are high enough that most will want to maximize energy yield. Regardless of how well a system is designed, improper installation can result in poor performance. PV systems should operate for decades, and the materials and methods to install them should be selected accordingly.

That’s were we come in, with our professional site analysis and report of a system being installed into your property. You will receive an estimate of power production so there are no surprises when that quarterly bill arrives and you will make an educated decision as to what size will best suite you and your finances.

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