Assess Your Home’s Solar Potential

Switching to solar energy is a noble and practical solution but not all homes will be able to benefit in exactly the same way from solar energy. Before you start getting too excited, you should first have a thorough assessment of the solar potential of your home.

For starters, you will have to check if your roof area is getting adequate sunlight to charge the solar cells. You might have to make some adjustments if you live under large, shady trees. The condition of your roof is also a matter that you need to check. The installation of the solar panels will take place on the roof itself. Thus you have to make sure that your roof is in supreme condition before installation begins.

Compare the Available Options

When residential solar systems were first introduced, the only option that homeowners had was to purchase their own system and have it installed. Today, though, there are a variety of more flexible options that make solar energy much more accessible to people. If you have the money and if you so desire, you can still make an outright purchase. But a complete solar panel system can be extremely pricey, which is why many providers are offering flexible payment options.

Another viable option is to go for a community or shared solar energy source. Some neighborhoods are already doing this, where the homes in a community draw from a shared source. Solar leases can also be a good choice for people who do not have the budget or eligibility to purchase their own system. With a lease, you will still be paying a monthly fee but it will be a lot less than what you are typically paying for electricity.

Determine Your Energy Needs

Energy consumption varies from home to home. You need to figure out just how much energy you normally consume in a month in order to figure out which solar energy solution is most suitable for you. It is easy to know this simply by taking a look at your electricity bill. Depending on your usage, you might want to install solar panels to just one portion of your roof, or maybe you want to cover the entire area for more stored energy.

Here at Ionix, we can help you decide if a transition to solar energy is indeed the best choice for your family. If you do decide to go for it, our experts are here to help you figure out the best kind of solar energy solution for your home. We offer only the highest quality in residential solar solutions with very high energy efficiency, so you can be sure that you will be getting your money's worth.