Solar Site Assessment: Do You Need One?
A solar site assessment is an important step in the solar installation process that allows a solar company to evaluate the specific conditions of your property (such as shading, roof angle, and orientation) and determine the best system design and placement for optimal energy production.
Benefits of a Solar Site Assessment
One of the most significant benefits of having a company come to your property to conduct a solar site assessment is that they can help determine the potential savings that can be achieved by installing a solar energy system. A solar site assessment can reveal the amount of sunlight that your property receives throughout the day, which can be used to estimate the amount of electricity that a solar energy system can generate.
Another benefit of a solar site assessment is that it can help identify any potential issues that may need to be addressed before installing a solar energy system. For example, shading from nearby trees or buildings can significantly reduce the amount of sunlight that reaches a property, which can impact the efficiency of a solar energy system. When a solar company can identify these issues early on, you can take steps to address them and ensure that your solar energy system operates at maximum efficiency.
Overall, a solar site assessment is an essential step in the process of installing a solar energy system. By providing valuable information about potential savings, identifying potential issues, and helping you navigate the complex process of installing a solar energy system, a solar site assessment conducted by a reputable solar company can help to ensure that you make an informed decision about investing in solar energy.
What if a Solar Company Doesn’t do Site Assessments?
Beware of solar companies who aren’t willing to come to your home or business to conduct a site assessment before asking you to sign a contract. It’s generally a red flag if a solar company is not willing to do a site assessment before a contract is signed or installing solar panels.
If a company is not willing to do a site assessment, it could mean that they are not interested in providing you with the best possible system design, or they may not have the expertise to properly evaluate your property. It’s important to work with a reputable local solar company that takes the time to conduct a thorough site assessment and provide you with a customized solar solution that meets your energy needs and budget.
What to Expect During My Generation Energy’s Solar Site Assessment
During a site assessment, our team will determine the best, most effective location and design for your solar panels. Using special instruments and calculation methods, we’ll evaluate your home’s solar potential and estimate your system’s annual energy production.
We’ll also take a close look at your historical and projected energy usage and provide you with an analysis that includes options for systems that balance your energy generation potential with your projected energy use.
The result of this analysis is an easy-to-understand report that allows you to select the system that best suits your needs and fits your lifestyle.
Contact us today to learn more or schedule a free, no-contact site assessment.