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Solar Systems

Homeowners have two options for where they can install their solar electric systems: on the roof or on the ground. In order to maximize the benefits of a solar energy system, solar panels for your home need to be installed in an area that will give them the most exposure to the sun. Challenges such as shading, available roof/yard space, and roof orientation may help determine which mounting arrangement will provide the best return for your residential solar power system.

  • Roof Mounts

    Typically, the first choice for installing residential solar panels is on the roof. While solar panels can be installed on almost any roof style and material, asphalt shingles are the most ideal because they are easy to walk on, cut, remove, and re-install. This makes for a quicker installation because the installers can attach the mounting hardware, then patch, seal, and replace the shingles around it to guarantee the roof's integrity. Once the mounts are in place and the roof has been repaired, the solar panels are attached and wired.

    Please be aware that it may be necessary to replace your roof before installing a solar panels on it. A Bysolar representative can help you determine if a new roof will be necessary during our free site survey and assessment.

  • Ground Mounts

    If placing solar panels on your roof isn't an option (because of age, shading, personal preference, etc.) and you have adequate yard space, you can install a residential solar system on your property by utilizing a ground mount.

    Ground mount systems are solar panel mounts that are installed on the ground. The most common type of ground mount is a wedge structure constructed from steel supports anchored in concrete footings. However, solar systems can be placed closer to the ground to achieve a lower profile if it's requested by the homeowner.

Find out if your home is a good candidate for solar panels