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6 Things to Keep in Mind before Getting Solar Panels Installed on Your Property

by Olufisayo
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Are you worried about the high electricity bills and erratic power outages in your area? If yes, then installing solar panels on your property will surely help. Solar energy is not only available for free but it also allows you to enjoy an uninterrupted power supply.

The best thing is that you can run even heavy appliances such as ACs, washing machines, microwaves, dishwashers, and more. Last but not the least, installing a solar panel system on your property will also help you contribute to the environment by allowing you to reduce your carbon footprint.

But before you go ahead and get a solar panel system installed on your residential property, here are a few things that you must keep in mind. Let’s take a look.

1. Your Power Requirement

The first thing you need to consider is your power requirement. That’s because the capacity of your solar panel system would depend on your power requirement. The higher the power consumption, the more the number of solar panels that you would require.

2. Savings

One of the main reasons for installing a solar panel system is to save on those high electricity bills. So before you install a solar panel system on your property do some math and find out the amount of money that you would save by installing a solar panel system on your property.

3. Break EvenTime

Simply calculating the savings that you will make through solar panel installation is not enough. You also need to find out how much time it will take you to break even. In simple words, you need to find out how long it will take to save enough so that you are at par with the amount you spent on the solar panel procurement and installation. When doing your budget calculation, take into account that you can either buy or lease solar panels.

4. Installation Feasibility

In order to find out whether or not your roof is good enough to support a solar panel installation, you need to request a physical inspection of your property. The solar installation team would come and check if your roof has enough space and whether or not your roof has the structural strength to support solar panel installation. They will also check if there are any shading-related issues that might prevent sunlight from reaching your roof.

5. Expected Lifespan and warranty

Another important factor to consider when purchasing solar panels is the solar panel warranty. Usually, solar panels come with warranties ranging anywhere between 15 to 30 years. Usually, the ones with higher warranties would be available at higher prices. So if you are sitting on a tight budget, you may opt for a solar panel with a shorter warranty period. But in case your budget is not a constraint and you don’t want to replace your solar panels soon then you can go with a panel that offers a higher warranty.

6. Subsidies

The Indian government, in order to encourage people to go solar, is offering handsome subsidies on the installation of solar panel systems on residential properties. So make sure you have all the necessary details about solar panel subsidies before you go for a solar panel installation. You can check the same with your solar panel seller or you may go online and check the same on government websites.

The Way Forward

While solar panel installation may seem like a costly affair, the fact is that it’s like an investment that can help you reap hefty returns. That’s because once you break even, the amount that you save on your monthly energy bills is over and above the cost of installation that has already been recovered. So technically, you not only recover the invested amount but you also make great returns/savings.

If you are looking for a solar panel system and are unsure of which brand to go with, we suggest you check out Luminous India’s extensive range of solar panel systems.

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