Tips for Going Solar in Your Home

By Bob Vila, Forbes:

For decades, harnessing the sun’s energy to generate electricity for houses was a bright idea that simply wasn’t practical for the average homeowner. Only recently have solar roof panels emerged as a viable option for individuals seeking an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative source of electric power. To decide if a solar solution is right for you, consider a handful of factors:

Amount of sun

A photovoltaic (PV) system is only worth installing in areas that receive adequate sunlight. How much electricity would an array of panels generate on your roof? Reliable online tools exist to help you arrive at an estimate, and solar installation professionals can offer advice based on previous experience in your area… Read more

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