Solar power is the ultimate energy source, but we still can’t harness it well. While our technology has plenty of room for maturity, it is vulnerable to inefficiency due to several factors. Today, ARRES Solar Myrtle Beach sheds more light on these so that you can use your solar roofing system to maximum effect.
The Time and Location
Your house’s geographical location defines the potential of your solar panel installation project. Where you live dictates how much solar energy you can realistically receive depending on the time of day and the time of year.
Fortunately, South Carolina is nothing like some areas of Alaska, which experiences total darkness for over two months in the winter. Some parts of the Palmetto State enjoy up to 218 days of sunshine. There is great potential in sunny South Carolina, although winter days are much shorter.
Clouds act as sunlight filters. The thicker they are, the more impenetrable they are solar-wise. Coastal areas experience wetter summers than the rest of the state while inland communities tend to get more rain in early spring. ARRES Solar Myrtle Beach says that the duration and frequency of thunderstorms and cyclones have an impact on the performance of solar roof panels.
Natural and artificial features in the surroundings can block the sun and, therefore, limit solar energy production potential. If your roof is taller than nearby trees and neighboring properties, height will not be an issue. If it is not, though, a solar roof installation may still be viable, just trickier.
In the end, entrust your project to one of the finest local solar panel contractors. At ARRES Solar Myrtle Beach, we help our customers catch as much sunlight as possible. Call us at (843) 492-7505 now to get a FREE satellite imagery analysis and understand your roof’s solar potential.