Solar Panels & Systems

How much solar can I put on my Roof?

All properties are different but, on average, you can fit 10 watts of solar capacity per sq. ft. of roof.

Let's look at an example

A Roof with Potential for Solar
After detailed analysis, we've discovered a building that is a great fit for a solar system!

How Much Energy Will Solar Panels Produce?

To determine how much energy a system will produce, we must determine the system’s specific energy yield and capacity.

The system’s energy yield and capacity are calculated based on several considerations:

The amount of sunlight in a specific location
Weather patterns
Quantity of Equipment
Orientation
Shading
Soiling Losses
Long-term cumulative
Solar Savings
In the case of the building above, system’s specific yield is about 1,500 kWh/kW, so annually this system will produce about 150,000 kWh, or 150 MWh.

Solar unlocks $900,000 in savings for this building!

In the above example, the solar system would offset nearly 50% of the building’s annual electricity use (300,000 kWh), leading to $25,000 of savings in the first year.

In addition, the 100 kW solar system would qualify for significant Tax Credits and continue to save on energy costs, while also lowering the strain on the local electric grid and supplying excess electricity to surrounding buildings!

How Long Will My Solar System Last?

Reliability
Power Output
Warranty
Maintenance
System as a Whole

Solar Systems are incredibly reliable, given that there are no moving parts and only a few system components.

Solar Inverters

Solar inverters typically last up to 20 years. It is important to budget and plan for an inverter replacement during the life of the solar system. The general rule of thumb is replacement after 15 years, but this can vary depending on inverter make, model, and maintenance.

See how much solar saves commercial buildings in your area!

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