Have you considered cutting down on your energy costs and fossil fuel use by investing in solar energy for your home? If so, you have many options to consider and choices to make. Making these decisions on your own can be daunting as well as highly confusing. That’s why you should let the experts at Mountain States Solar Power help you understand the complex issues involved. They can help you make the most informed choices for your solar energy generating system. One of the biggest choices you will make with your new system is whether you want to do a roof-mounted solar system or ground-mounted version. There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding which will be most effective for you. Fortunately, Mountain States Solar has the expertise to help guide you through this process and offers free estimates.

Roof-Mount Solar Panel Systems

Roof mounted systems are often the most economical choice for homeowners because, other than your home’s roof, no additional structures are required to support the solar system. Roof mounted systems are best for you if 1) you are comfortable with the look of solar panels on your roof and 2) if your roof faces south. The installation contractor will also verify that there are no obstructions to sun exposure such as trees or mountains. The technician will verify that the roof itself has few obstructions, such as skylights and chimneys, which can interfere with installation. Finally, they will verify that you have enough room on your roof for the solar panels themselves. If you have a homeowner’s association, you must also consider whether or not you are allowed to have visible solar panels on your roof. Having children and pets in the home is another reason some homeowners are uncomfortable with a ground mounted system.

The size of the system that can be installed on your roof may be limited by lack of space, especially if you have specific energy generation needs. Our professionals can assist you in determining what size solar system will best suit your needs and whether there is enough room on your roof for the system. Of course, we are here to answer any other questions you may have about installing solar on your rooftop as well.

Ground Mounted Panel Alternative Energy Systems

Installing a ground-based solar panels for your Utah home may be the right choice if your roof does not provide the best opportunity to maximize solar capabilities. This can be due to insufficient size, obstructions, excess shade or a shape that won’t accommodate the panels. Your lot may also be roomy enough for ground mounted panels, which may make it a preferable option. Also, if you have a clay tile roof or another material that makes installation difficult, ground mounted panels may be the way to go.

You have many factors to consider when deciding what solar panel system is best for you, but Solar Power Utah has all the experience necessary to tackle the tough questions and help you determine the right choices for you. Contact our experienced team today for the help and support you need to get your system up and running.