How to add solar panels? 5 simple steps

NEW YORK – June 3, 2019 – With more Americans “going green” than ever before, you’ve probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you’ve increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you also may be thinking about using solar energy to power your home but don’t know where to start.

It may be easier than you think to have solar panels installed in your home. According to residential solar experts, here are the steps involved in going solar.

  1. Check your roof
    Because putting solar panels on your home involves a roof installation, your first step should be checking the condition of your roof to see if you may need any repairs or if you must replace your roof before installation. Having a solid foundation for solar panels is crucial to avoid problems down the road. The usable life of most solar equipment exceeds 20 years, so proactively making repairs on roofs near end of life can save headaches of repairing or replacing rooftops once the solar array is installed.
  2. Gather information
    Research different solar module technology types and warranties. To the untrained eye, most solar modules look alike, but there are differences in the cells (the engine of the solar modules) that impact efficiency.

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