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Solar Panel Surfaces: Three Expansive Locations To Add Solar Panels For Your Home

by Kelly Roberts

The use of solar energy in your home is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on energy bills in the long run. A majority of solar panels are typically installed on the roof of the home. In some cases, the roof may not have the best location to capture the sun, or maybe you want to expand the number of panels you have to capture more energy. If this is the case, then solar energy providers can install panels on different locations at your home. By seeking out these alternative options, you will have a lot of flexibility with your solar panel installation and its use on your property.

Covered Porches & Decks

A covered deck or porch is typically installed to provide shade from the sun. The top of these covered areas are ideal areas to capture the full power of the sun with solar panel installations. As you expand your solar panel installation, a deck provides a large amount of coverage and is still located close to the home. This makes it easy to wire the panels to your home's electrical grid. When the panels are placed on the porch, they can be angled to capture the most sunlight throughout the day.

Garage Roofs

A detached garage roof is like a blank canvas that is ideal for solar panels. Small sections of solar panels can provide power for your garage or extra supplemental power for the home. If you have a flat roof garage, then panels can be installed across the whole roof. If your garage is pitched, then solar experts can perform an evaluation of your property to determine the best side for solar panel installation. Depending on way the garage faces, it may be recommended that the panels get installed on both sides of the garage.

Backyard Solar Farms

If you really want to expand your power capabilities, then you can look into having a backyard solar farm installed. These farms are essentially a large group of panels installed at ground level. When solar panels are installed on their own equipment, they have the ability to do advanced functions. For example, the panels may be able to rotate so that they can capture the most sunlight. When solar panels are installed in your backyard, it's a good idea to keep them in a fenced-in area. This will protect the panels from children playing and wild animals that may be roaming around your property.

Opening up your property for the use of solar panels comes with many benefits and the ability to change the way your home's electricity operates on a daily basis. For more information, contact a company like Renewable Solar Resources.