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Solar energy is clean, abundant and free. The money you will save while protecting our environment is extremely beneficial. Before you take the big step, there are a number of mistakes consumers make that you should avoid. Here are 5 common errors:
“Residential solar power is an incredible financial investment for your home and family—but only if the panels are installed with accurate foresight” according to DJ Witt, co-owner of SunPower by Green Convergence. This is a big step, so you should take time to research and have an expert check your home to see if solar is right for you.
“Most roofs are not designed to accommodate the extra weight and strain of installing solar panels, but many solar installers fail to account for this fact because they are not trained roofers” shared DJ Witt, co-owner of SunPower by Green Convergence. Look and consider if solar panels on your roof will be in the shade of trees or buildings most of the time. Solar panels must have adequate sun to be effective. “If even a quarter of your solar panel is in the shade, you’re likely to lose more than half the output for that panel; the shade works exponentially, not proportionally” according to Mark Figearo, co-owner of SunPower by Green Convergence.
Make sure you have easy to follow, step by step instructions with diagrams. The wrong information can set you back, “this can be hazardous to your personal health, but also to the health of your roof” according to Mark Figearo, co-owner of SunPower by Green Convergence.
“Too often roofs get torn up from incompetent solar installations carried out by companies without necessary roofing expertise. The potential damages of careless installations can result in leaks and further destruction to your home, which yield unnecessary future costs,” according to DJ Witt, co-owner of SunPower by Green Convergence. If you are going to build and install your own solar panels, make sure you have patience and time. If you run out of time or patience, the un-completed project will waste valuable time and money.
Co- owner, Mark Figearo is a stickler when it comes to safety. He shares, “proceed with caution… If you have a roof top solar array use a secured ladder to gain access to the panels. While on the roof, use approved fall protection equipment and employ applicable safety practices.” Caution must be exercised concerning the eyes since irreparable damage can happen from solar reflection and glare. If you are using your system to generate electricity, then use extreme caution as electricity can be deadly as well.
Keep these common mistakes in mind, as you are looking into solar panels for your home or business.
SunPower by Green Convergence is a local Santa Clarita Solar company. You may visit Green Convergence’s new solar Design Center located at 28490 Westinghouse Place, Suite 160, in Valencia. For more information on SunPower by Green Convergence, please check out their website, 661-294-9999.