Trees and shade: how will they affect my solar panels?

Trees and Shade Solar Panels

Shade from features in the immediate surroundings of your home can greatly affect the level of solar radiation reaching your panels. Trees and buildings, or other landscape features such as hills, can block incoming radiation and cast a shadow, reducing the usable solar radiation. Even a small obstruction, like a leaf, can have a considerable ...

The smart way to go solar – the Sunmetrix way!

Solar panels for my home

Going solar is gaining in popularity but if you are thinking of making the transition, then you want to go about it in the smartest way possible. Would you buy a car without taking a test drive, or researching your options, consulting reviews and shopping around for the best price? Installing solar panels is a ...

Five common mistakes to avoid when investing in solar energy

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  A typical solar PV installation has a 20-year lifetime. However, it comes with a hefty price tag and involves many decisions. Nevertheless, it is an investment that can really pay off. Avoiding some of the more common mistakes during your initial research phase can drastically increase the profitability of your solar investment. So here's a quick ...

Solar Panels for Home: 8 Easy Steps

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Installing solar panels for your home is a big decision, on the scale of buying a new car. It takes careful planning and research. But unlike a car, your solar energy system will not depreciate in value the moment you buy it. Installing solar panels is an investment that keeps giving, for twenty years on ...