What Direction Should I Face My Solar Panels In Florida?
Despite solar power becoming more popular in the United States, especially in Florida, there are still many questions. What is solar power? Is it possible to power your entire home with solar power? We are passionate about solar energy and want to help you understand how to incorporate solar power into your home’s energy plan.
Clients often ask this question: “What direction should my panels face?” Solar power is based on energy from the sun. It’s an important question. Although it may seem like the answer should be simple, the truth is that solar power depends on many factors.
If you live in Tampa Bay, which is in the northern hemisphere of the earth, your solar panels should face south and be angled at around 30-40 degrees. Because the sun is most visible in the southern sky for the northern hemisphere, it will be a more difficult task to get solar panels to work. You want to get the maximum sun rays for your home. This is why solar panels should not be facing west or east.
There are some factors that could affect the direction in which your solar panels face to receive maximum solar energy.
For example, if your home is surrounded by tall trees that block the sun from the south or shade it more frequently than the sky, chances are that your solar panels won’t face south. They wouldn’t get as much sunlight as if they pointed in the opposite direction.
If you rely only on solar power to provide supplemental energy for your home, a western-facing panel may be a better choice than one with solar batteries to charge. A solar panel facing west won’t absorb sunlight for half the day. This could impact your energy bill and your home energy plan.
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This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is one of the premier solar companies in Tampa Florida! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!