Additional Considerations for Residential Customers:
The first thing you need is a space where a solar array can be installed. This could be on your roof, on a patio cover, a car port or on a metal structure constructed specifically for solar somewhere on your property (ground mounted). Where ever the solar array is located will need to be relatively free of shade for at least 6 hours per day. Shade is of course a killer for solar. Roof mounted arrays are less expensive than an array mounted on the ground. Ground mounted arrays are easier to clean and service. A solar array doesn’t have to be south facing, west or east facing works as well.