At Compass Solar, we have installed hundreds of commercial rooftop power stations. Rooftop solar systems can be placed on various roofing styles of commercial properties. Your solar system will be tied in your local utility grid to keep your power on and generate continuous savings over the life of your system. Commercial rooftop solar systems have a much higher kilowatt range than their residential counterparts.
Now that you know how solar panels work and have figured out if solar is right for you, you may be starting to wonder how much it will cost to add rooftop solar to your home or business. Contact us today!
Rooftop Solar Cost
The cost of a rooftop power station can vary depending on:
The slope of the roof
The material the roof is made out of
The Height of the Building
What's the Best Angle for Solar Panels?
The slope of your roof is a significant element in maximizing your energy production. The best angle will vary depending on where you live because it is calculated based on the average positioning of the sun over your property. When your rooftop solar is installed it will be angled to face as close to the sun as possible at an angle that is close or equal to the latitude of your home. Our team of in-house engineers will determine the best angle for your solar system to generate the most power out of your system.
Why Roof Material Matters
While solar panels can be installed on a majority of roofing materials, there are certain roofing materials that are more difficult to install solar panels on. Businesses that have roofs made out of wood, metal, cement, tile, and gravel are perfect candidates for solar panels. However, roofs that are made out of cedar, clay, and slate are known to break during solar installation. If a rooftop system is not an option for your commercial building, take a look at some of our other various options for installation.
Is My Roof Too Shaded for Solar Panels?
In order for you to get the most out of your solar panels, you want to make sure your solar panels have enough direct exposure to the sun. If your roof is blocked by trees or other buildings, this can greatly reduce the amount of energy your solar panels are producing.