The primary consideration would be that of space and the number of panels that can be accommodated on the space available. Installation on the rooftop is subject to the amount of sunlight the rooftop receives and the type and slant of the roof. A roof that is shaded would require a larger number of panels to generate the required amount of electricity – which in turn would raise the cost of installation. Depending on the electricity requirements of the home or establishment, the space on the roof should be adequate to support the system necessary to generate adequate electricity Rules, regulations, and restrictions could increase the cost of installation if the user is unable to gain proper clearances from the necessary authorities.
Given that the ‘life’ of solar panels is roughly 25 years, a home owner would see the benefits of converting to solar energy within the first few years of the installation and continue to enjoy ‘inflation free’ energy for a long duration. Installing a solar panel on your home rooftop would significantly increase the value of a home as also its resale value.
While the cost of installation may not be standard, all home owners that install a solar panel would see significant savings in their energy costs each month. These savings add up to become a substantial amount, and the solar panels offer stability of power supply and against the ever increasing prices of energy. The best part is that the user would be contributing immensely towards a cleaner, greener environment and would be doing their bit to lower the usage of energy got from non-renewable sources.