Does your site receive enough sunlight annually to make a solar investment worthwhile?
If it does, should you convert the sun’s energy into heat or electricity? Avid Solar’s free energy consultation will help you answer these questions, and it starts with a simple phone call.
The first step is determining if you have adequate sunlight. Solar energy systems make sense if your site has an area that is mostly unshaded throughout the year. This can be on the roof of a building or on the ground.
If your building has a sloped roof, the face of the roof surface should be oriented towards the South. Ideally, the ridge of the roof would run East-West, which would result in a roof pitch facing due South. If you have a flat or low-sloped roof, like many businesses, you will also have sufficient solar resource.
If your sloped roof is facing towards the Southeast or Southwest, that is generally okay. But if your roof faces directly East or West, we suggest installing a ground-mounted system, if you have adequate space, that we can orient towards the South.
Thanks to satellite and aerial imagery, Avid Solar’s experts can typically help you determine if you have sufficient sunlight during an initial phone call. We will then help you determine whether solar-generated electricity or heat is best suited for your needs. Call Avid Solar, your local installer, to learn more about your solar options!