How to Maximize Your Solar Savings In MassachusettsJune 23, 2022
Optimization is the key to efficiency, especially when it comes to getting the most out of your rooftop solar installation. Rooftop solar provides so many incredible benefits, that it can be hard to track them all. Additionally, it can be challenging to pinpoint exactly what you can do to maximize your solar savings.
In today’s article, let’s explore how you can maximize your solar savings right here in Massachusetts.
Optimizing Solar Output Via Professional Installation
Optimizing solar output begins as early as the design and installation of the solar energy system. Rooftop solar should always be installed by trained professionals with experience in the field. While you might be tempted to purchase and install panels on your own, we highly recommend against it.
For starters, it’s dangerous to be handling power producing hardware and to be climbing on and off the roof. Furthermore, there are certain choices that must be made to ensure
optimum panel performance. Again, these choices are made quickly and effectively by experienced solar professionals, such as the consultants found here at SunPower by BlueSel Home Solar.
Solar consultants and technicians know how to maximize your rooftop space and get the most production from the installed system. This includes taking the slope of your roof, weight of the panels, and nearby trees that may obstruct the sun’s path. When you try to do this yourself or with an untrustworthy company, you just can’t be sure you’re getting the best installation for maximum efficiency and savings.
Modifying Your Daily Schedule
Take a look at your daily schedule to determine where and when your energy should be used. If you wish to use as a little power purchased from your utility as you can, consider shifting your more energy-demanding tasks during peak solar-generating hours.
Unless you have solar battery storage installed alongside your panels, your solar panels will not produce energy at night. Now, if you have performed your most energy draining tasks during the day, such as the laundry, you’ll need to use less energy and reduce what the utility provides.
Additionally, there are energy saving habits that you should take regardless to ensure maximum savings. These include installing smart thermostats, turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, and shutting down and unplugging appliances.
Taking Advantage of Massachusetts Solar Incentives
The cost of electricity is always rising. Thankfully, solar power can help you save money. And in Massachusetts, there are various programs and incentives to participate in to help further increase your solar savings.
Net metering allows solar owners to reduce (and potentially eliminate) the amount of expensive energy they purchase from the grid every month. Essentially, excess energy produced by your panels is sold back to the grid in exchange for monthly billing credits.