A lot of homeowners are under the impression that solar panels are usually only installed on the roof. After all, a ground-mounted solar panel system is commonly found in commercial properties. However, whether you’re going solar for your home or place of business, you always have a choice between installing panels on the roof of your property or mount them on the ground.
What are the advantages of a ground-mounted solar panel system? Would this be a better choice compared to installing solar PV’s on your roof? First of all, you have to determine whether you have enough ground space for the solar panels. If you have a large enough landscaped garden on your backyard, that space may probably be enough. However, you can no longer use that area for other things such as a playground for your kids, a party space or a home expansion. If there’s still enough space even after installing ground-mounted solar panels, then you’re good to go.
The advantages of choosing ground-mounted solar PV’s over a roof-installed solar system are the following:
- There’s no need to drill any holes on your roof. This means less roof maintenance costs and can help prevent leaks in case the panels were not mounted properly.
- You can get the best angle to maximize solar absorption. When you’re installing solar panels on the roof, you’d have to settle with the current angle and position of your roof. You can choose whatever angle is most beneficial if the panels are mounted on the ground.
- Though solar panels are built to last and withstand varying weather conditions, it needs to cool down sometimes too. Compared to roof-mounted solar PV’s, air can better circulate above and below the solar panels when they’re on the ground.
- Especially if you have a large property, there won’t be any space limitations with ground-mounted solar installations. You can add more panels when needed.
When you’re considering ground-mounted solar panel installations for your property, work with solar experts! Wayne’s Solar is here to help. We are available in Palm Coast, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, and nearby areas. You may reach us at (386) 673-9720 to get a free quote!