It is a prerequisite that you have plenty of space in your yard, and that this space is almost entirely un-shaded at all times of day. The area required is approximately 20 feet by 15 feet. Many people with a small amount of space available will instantly assume that there would be no issue installing solar, however make sure to check every hour or so that the potential area doesn’t get covered in shadow by anything regardless of the Sun’s position.
The reason this is so important is that if the solar panels are shaded for even a slight fraction of the day, then the electricity generated by the system can be very dramatically reduced, which can mean they go from being a great investment to not covering the cost of their installation, some stats here - myassignmenthelp.
A good option to investigate with solar in your yard is the mounting system used for the panels. If the panels lie flat on the ground, then they will not operate less efficiently than if they are angled towards the Sun. This means that it’s a good idea to build up a bank at approximately a 30 degree angle from horizontal, facing exactly south on which to place the panels. Doing so will instantly increase the return of the system by approximately 10%.
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