Questions about Solar Panels in New Jersey? Reliable Energy NJ Knows How to Get You Started.

Why solar panel placement matters

As one of the largest solar states in the country, it is no wonder that NJ is on point when it comes to installing panels. It’s clear, the earth is a large round sphere – a globe. So when the sun travels around it, the light isn’t hitting every spot the same. Having the right company perform the installation matter, and that’s where we come in!

The more the sunlight touches a panel, the larger amount of energy gets converted, your electricity. This matters because the more power that gets produced, a few things happen:

  • Net metering
  • You’ll accumulate SRECs
  • Your entire home can be powered from the sun
  • Your energy costs decrease
  • Your contribution to pollution from carbon is reduced!

It is beneficial to you, and even your community that the installations are performed correctly and accurately.

What is Net Metering?

Solar panels may be connected to the public grid. Excess energy that your home cannot take in will travel back into the grid. The times that you will need power from the utility company can be offset by the amount that you’ve sent back to the grid.

What are SRECs?

SRECs are Solar Renewable Energy Certificates. These can be sold by homeowners to the utility company for money. The utility companies need to meet a set of standards. They must produce power generated by a renewable resource or essentially compensate someone who has generated power from a renewable resource. You, as a homeowner who has installed solar panels, will receive SRECs that can be sold to a utility company.

Evaluating your home is the first step to determining placement. Not only will the panels need to face the correct direction, the number of panels and placement matters. Some homes have their equipment placed on the roof and others have space nearby where they are placed. Obstructions like trees will also need to be addressed. We will perform a thorough evaluation of your property to assess the placement.

The angle also matters. You may think that having panels facing directly towards the sky is your best chance at receiving sunlight at all points in the day. That may be true, but only for a very small amount of time. The sun is never in the same spot more than once, so angling your panels correctly helps for year-round generation.

As the seasons’ change, the daylight hours seem to come and go. Because the sun is out for a shorter amount of time in the winter, that does not mean you do not qualify for solar. As a matter of fact, New Jersey is a leader in solar power production, so we know our stuff. Give us a call today for your estimate!

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