The ability to effectively generate power from solar is site specific and based on your energy requirements. If you have a south facing roof and live in Western Arizona, for instance, solar panels might be able to provide all of the energy you need.
The best way to know if solar power is right for you is to schedule a site assessment from Sunquest Solar. The following information might answer some of your questions.
Is Solar Generation Right for Me?
The decision to install a photovoltaic system on your property should be made after you consider a variety of factors. Local building codes, availability of sunlight, maintenance requirements and the cost of other alternative energy options such as wind, should all enter into your decision to install solar generation. In most populated areas of Arizona a solar generator is more cost effective than other forms of renewable generation, such as wind. This is especially true if your house has a south facing roof slope that is free of shade for the majority of the day.
Solar systems are best suited in areas that receive a relatively high amount of annual sunshine like Arizona. The productivity of photovoltaic systems is sensitive to the specifics of the installation method and location. In particular, these systems are impacted by shading, photovoltaic panel horizontal tilt angle and azimuth.
What are the Benefits of Solar Power?
Sunlight is a clean renewable energy resource that has been used for many years. Photovoltaic panels convert energy from the sun into electricity. Some benefits of solar power are:
Provides customers with options to reduce their electric bills
Makes use of one of Arizona's greatest natural resources - sunshine
Produces no emissions and is replenished naturally
Reduces greenhouse gases
Saves the release of 1.6 Ibs. of carbon dioxide (C02) for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced
Saves the use of one-half gallon of water for each kWh of solar energy produced
Saves the release of other emissions that result from the burning of fossil fuels such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide or mercury