It is becoming increasingly popular across the UK to have solar panels and other forms of renewable electricity fitted to homes and commercial properties. Renewable energy is currently encouraged greatly with the government backed Feed-In Tariff scheme. Not only can property owners save huge amounts on their electricity costs they can also receive annual payments for any electricity that they produce. But there are things that can be done to improve the efficiency of the solar panels that have been fitted.
Ideal Requirements for Solar Panels
The intended roof space for solar panels should be south to west facing to get the maximum amount of daylight onto them. The property must have a sizeable roof space that is not overshadowed by other buildings and overhanging trees. Initially when you approach a company to look at the suitability of the property they will also make sure that the roof is stable enough to hold the panels. Panels are guaranteed to last for twenty five years and some will last much longer. Because of this the roof will have to be strong enough to hold them for that length of time. Asbestos roofs and lead roofs are also unsuitable sites for solar panels.
Getting more from the Panels
Adjustable solar PV panels are a fantastic way of maximising the efficiency therefore creating more power. When the panels are fixed to an adjustable frame, as opposed to stuck directly on the roof, the panels can be adjusted according to what season it is. This can increase efficiency by up to 15% in the winter and 25% in the summer. This is when compared to panels that have been fitted onto the roof into position.
Who can have Adjustable Panels
The best place that adjustable solar panels to be fitted is on flat roofing. They are usually mounted onto A frame supports that can be adjusted accordingly. This also solves the problem of fitting solar panels to a roof that would otherwise be an unsuitable site. Adjustable solar panels can be fitted to sloping roofs but it is more difficult to fit them. Another advantage of having adjustable panels is they do not attach directly to the roof and therefore air can still pass underneath the panels onto the roof space. All in all there has never been a better time to have panels fitted to your property. So why not consider adjustable panels for your energy needs. There are many companies available in the UK that offers adjustable panels and they will be able to tell you on their initial assessment of your property if it will be a suitable site for these.