If you’ve made the wise decision to switch to a photovoltaic (PV) system, you’re one step closer to enjoying clean, renewable power.
However, not all properties are ideally suited to the installation requirements. The first question our onsite assessor will ask is: “Is your roof suitable for solar panels?”
There are a number of elements that can affect the success of your PV installation. However, before the overall effectiveness of your system can be appraised, it’s of primary importance to answer questions such as:
Is your roof thatched?
Unfortunately, a solar panel system cannot be affixed to this kind of material as the elements need to be bolted into a firm, unyielding surface.
Do you rent your building?
If you do not own your house or structure, you’ll need written permission from the landlord, stating that they allow you to continue with the installation.
Is your property in a townhouse estate or part of a cluster?
Generally when you live in a housing village, the Body Corporate has to give permission before solar panels can be installed.
Do trees or other structures cast shadows over your roof?
If your building is in heavy shade, you’ll not be able to maximise your solar panel placement and may have to consider an alternative option.http://www.sunworxsolar.co.za/