Solar America Solutions’ SunQuest 250 panels are the most advanced and efficient solar thermal collector panels on the market, capable of producing up to 30,000 BTUs per hour and developing output temperatures of over 300˚ F. Our panels have an efficiency level of 94 percent and are suitable for both residential and commercial applications, making them the ideal solar solution for the budget and environmentally conscious property owner.
However, while we are confident that our solar panels are the best around, and tax credits and governments grants make them highly affordable, we understand that investing in solar energy is a big step to take. With that in mind, here are a few things you should consider before buying.
Which way does your roof face?
Roof mounts are the most common type of solar panel installation and the majority of SunQuest 250 solar thermal collector panels are installed on the rooftops of the homes and businesses of our customers. Traditionally, in order to get the maximum benefit from solar panels, it was important that a roof faced the right direction. The U.S. being a northern hemisphere country means that solar panels performed best on a south facing roof. Because the SunQuest 250 utilizes the massive power of the sun’s UV rays rather than infra-red rays (heat), the direction the panels face is no longer significant. We have many successful applications with east and west facing panels. The pitch of the roof was also be important; because traditional solar panels work best at a 30-35 degree angle. Again, this is not the case with the SunQuest 250 – it only requires that the panel sits at an angle of at least 20 degrees. The angle to the sun is not important.
Shading and obstruction from trees and other buildings may also affect performance and a ground or pole mount could prove to be the best option.
When do you use the most energy?
SunQuest 250 solar thermal collector panels harness the sun’s UV rays and convert it directly into thermal energy (heat) for your business or home. Solar panels therefore provide the best value when using a lot of energy in daylight hours but heat collected in daylight hours can be stored in solar tanks to supplement heat applications after the sun goes down. Making changes to your daily routine such as taking a shower or bath and drying clothes during daylight can really maximize the benefits of solar power.
How long will you live in a property?
SunQuest 250 panels can typically pay for themselves within 3 to 5 years, so to really benefit from their installation you should consider staying in a property for over 5 years. That being said, if you do plan on moving home or business before a system has paid for itself, the value that solar will add to a property can ensure you recoup your initial outlay. In addition to this, a property with solar panels instantly becomes more desirable to potential buyers.
How much are you spending on energy?
As the cost of energy continues to rise, solar thermal collectors consistently prove to be a wise investment. Depending on energy usage, solar panels can reduce energy bills by 50 to 90 percent, resulting in savings amounting to thousands of dollars each year.
If, after having taken these considerations into account you feel ready to go solar, get in touch with Solar America Solutions and prepare to reap the benefits of SunQuest 250 solar thermal collector panels.