The financial and environmental benefits of solar are greater than ever, and companies looking to benefit can now install a solar canopy over their parking lots to share in the savings. Businesses across the country are building solar parking lots that provide shade for cars while simultaneously generating renewable energy – and they’re saving thousands of dollars on electricity bills in the process.
Solar is a smart energy decision for homes and businesses with flat roofs, but there are a few considerations you’ll need to keep in mind as you go through the installation process. Here are the top three things that you need to know if you want to install solar panels on a flat roof:
Key considerations for residential flat roof solar panels
Flat roofs are an ideal location for solar panels
Flat roof solar often costs less than standard installations on sloped roofs
Flat roof solar panels can be installed to maximize electricity production
While a typical carport or patio cover provides shading and is undoubtedly a value-add for a home or automobile owner, its one-dimensional simplicity is a missed opportunity. If you’re a PV fanatic following emerging technologies in the solar industry, you may have already spotted the solar industry’s solution: solar canopies, also known as solar carports .
There’s no question that New York state is headed in the right direction. Find out why now is such an exciting time for sunshine in the big apple.
Are you considering a solar energy system for your home or business in New York, but want to know more about the costs and benefits before making a decision? In this article we look at the reasons why going solar is a good idea in New York, and also examine the various incentives and financing options that may be available to you if you are a New York resident.
The main takeaway for you is this: solar panels are definitely worth the investment in New York – especially if you’re willing to shop around for a good deal. Compare your options on the EnergySage New York Solar Marketplace.
As people begin the process of researching a potential solar PV system, one of the first questions they ask is “Is my roof even suitable for solar panels?” Solar panels are compatible with most roofing materials, but some are better for solar than others. Read on for EnergySage’s complete guide to determining whether your roof is good for solar.
With endless reasons to go solar in New York, many homeowners are enjoying the luxury that is the New York State Solar Tax Credit and you should too. In this article, we break down everything you need to know about tax incentives in NY.
What should you look at to determine if you’re getting a good deal on solar? There are lots of things to pay attention to when deciding on a solar energy system; but two of the most useful metrics for evaluating the cost and value of a solar power offer are ‘dollars-per-watt’ ($/W) and ‘levelized cost of energy’ (LCOE).
You can use $/W to compare solar energy system installation prices and solar power costs, while LCOE is great for comparing the average per-unit cost of the electricity the system will produce. We discuss both $/W and LCOE in detail in this article.
Solar pricing terminology can be confusing to understand. Metrics such as $/W and LCOE will be used frequently so its crucial that you understand what solar installers are talking about.