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Are Solar Panels a Good Fit for Your Home?

May 10, 2016
By Jarrod Whaley

John Weaver has written an informative guide to installing solar panels on your rooftop for Elektrek, beginning with some information designed to help you discover if solar panels are a good fit for your particular home. Rooftop installations aren't right for everyone:

While the National Renewable Energy Lab thinks the US can get 40% of its electricity from rooftops – they estimate only 22-27% of residential roofs have solar power potential.

If you've ever considered taking some amount of your household's power generation into your own hands, this article is a great guide to all the ins and outs. A second article—set to be published soon—will look into whether your home can generate all of its power this way. We'll be looking forward to that one.