How long does it take to install a solar energy system?

Most home systems can be installed by a Missouri Solar Solutions crew in 2 or 3 days. Installation follows a thorough site survey and engineering review. Larger commercial or business installations can take longer depending on size, complexity and special mounting.

Does a solar panel need to be on my roof?

For most home installations, that’s the optimum placement for solar panels. Unobstructed by trees or other shade-producing structures, facing toward the south and able to be securely attached. If the homeowner has adequate yard space and/or many panels to be installed, Missouri Solar Solutions can review the option of ground mounting. This technique includes a reinforced heavy-gauge rack for the panels that angles the panels to the most effective orientation, typically affixed to a concrete pad.

Do I have to angle solar panels at the sun all day long?

Solar panels are installed in a fixed arrangement. They typically don’t move to track the sun during its movement through the sky. Mounting the panels to face south at the proper angles enables them to capture and collect the optimum amount of solar energy during the day.

What happens if there is no sun that day?

Lack of sunshine limits the solar energy potential of any solar energy system. However, some of the sun’s solar radiation will penetrate clouds to heat water or generate electricity.

How much maintenance is required?

Missouri Solar Solutions solar energy systems require less maintenance and service if the owner strictly follows guidelines. In most cases, these guidelines require owners to not adjust, maintain or repair the systems themselves. Missouri Solar Solutions warranty programs provide for regular service visits, which should be all the maintenance a solar energy system needs. Of course, if a problem arises with a Missouri Solar Solutions system, call the service team immediately.

How long do solar panels last?

Missouri Solar Solution customers will benefit fully from solar panels installed on their property for several decades. While warranties last up to 25 years on some solar components, their practical use far exceeds that.

Can I upgrade a solar panel?

Solar panels themselves can be replaced with newer panels, different size panels or more energy efficient panels. Or a homeowner can add more panels to increase the solar energy potential of a system. However, the panel itself can’t be upgraded.