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Sep
22
2011

2011 Solar Tour in Denver Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) will be hosting…

Is my home good for solar?

Do you have a good location for your solar panels?

Southern access is typically best for annual solar PV system performance.  Although mounting your solar panels facing due South is typically optimal for energy production, solar panels can also be mounted to East and West facing roofs.  Solar panels are most commonly installed on roofs, but can also be installed as attached awnings, ground mounted, pole mounted or integrated into buildings as vertical walls.

Do you have sufficient space available to mount the solar panels?

In Colorado today the average solar system installed on a home is roughly 4 kW (DC).  This system would be made up of roughly (20) solar panels and take up about 300 Sq Ft of space.  The size of the solar system you need will depend on the amount of solar electricity your home needs.  Residential solar systems in Colorado typically range in size from 1-10kW (DC) and can cover an area of 80-800 sq ft.

Does your proposed location for solar panels have full sun from 9am-3pm?

Shade can dramatically reduce the performance of a solar electric system.  It is very important to take a look around for things that look like they produce shade include in the area you have selected for your solar panels:  surrounding buildings, trees, chimneys, vents, skylights, swamp coolers…

If you can answer YES to the above questions that your home is a likely candidate for a solar PV system.  During our site evaluation we will take the necessary measurements and perform a shade analysis to ensure your system is designed for optimal performance.  If you would like to arrange a free solar consultation please call us at 303-339-0308 or complete our online form and we will have a sales representative contact you.