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Does Where You Live Affect Your Solar System?

Does Where You Live Affect Your Solar System?

The more sunshine your area gets, the better your solar system will perform. That said, it doesn’t mean solar won’t work in rainy areas, but having more sunny days means more solar energy. Installing solar panels on your roof is a good idea no matter where you live, but some factors can affect their performance.

Location

Your solar system will bring benefits no matter where you live, but it’ll certainly be more productive in sunnier areas. However, it’s not solely about your geographical location but also about your roof’s orientation and angle, as well as sun exposure throughout the day and year. The angle at which your panels are installed is crucial. To maximise their efficiency, it’s important to position them where they receive direct sunlight. Solar panels perform best when sunlight hits them straight on, so the right angle is key.

In Australia, north-facing solar panels are generally recommended, but that doesn’t mean you can’t install them if your roof faces east or west. They will still work effectively, albeit with slightly reduced efficiency if not in the optimal position. Fortunately, your solar panel installation company consists of experts who can help you determine the perfect location for your panels, ensuring you get the most out of them regardless of your specific location.

They will ensure that your solar panels will provide valuable energy savings and a positive environmental impact, no matter where you are based.

Shade

To optimise the performance of your solar panels, always evaluate both the sunny and shady aspects of your surroundings. Even if you live in a sunny area, obstacles like buildings, trees, or structures could obstruct sunlight from reaching your panels. Therefore, it’s wise to identify any potential obstructions to ensure your panels are placed where they’ll work best.

In addition, a thorough assessment can help you pinpoint the most suitable locations for your panels, ensuring they are positioned for maximum efficiency. The less shade, the better they’ll work and the lower your energy bills will be each month.

Weather

Solar panels are built tough and can handle a wide range of weather conditions, but occasionally, bad weather can deposit dirt and debris on their surfaces, which can reduce their efficiency. If you live in an area that frequently experiences adverse weather, it’s a good idea to consider regular cleaning to ensure your solar panels operate at their best.

The great thing is that cleaning your solar panels is a straightforward task that won’t require a significant amount of your time or effort. By dedicating a small amount of time to this routine maintenance, you can prolong the lifespan of your solar investment and continue to benefit from clean, renewable energy. This not only helps you save money on your energy bills but also contributes to a more sustainable and eco-friendly energy solution for your home.

Where you live plays a part in where your solar panels should be installed and how often they should be maintained. A good installer will take all of these into consideration when installing your solar panels so that you can get the most of them.

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Established in 2020, Tropical Solar and Electrical Services is a locally owned and operated company servicing homes and businesses throughout Mackay and surrounding areas including Moranbah, Sarina, Proserpine and Rockhampton. Whether it’s power on the roof or within the property, we’ll ensure it’s running as it should. Get in touch with our electrical experts today for a free quote. We’re available 24/7 for your convenience.

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