Considering a Small Solar Electric System

To help evaluate whether a small solar electric system will work for you, you should consider the following:

  • Your available solar resource—do you have clear and unobstructed access to sunlight for most or all of the day, throughout the year?
  • The system size—do you have a roof or area large enough to accommodate it?
  • The economics—is it worth the investment?
  • Local permits and covenants—are there any issues with installing a system?

Source: EERE, U.S. Department of Energy