If you’ve been considering making the switch to solar energy, now is a great time to do so! The Southern Utah climate provides the perfect opportunity to maximize the benefits of this clean, renewable energy. A solar panel system offers independence from the grid, increases your property value, and saves you money in the long run. SOLARZING offers general solar services in La Verkin, including installations, DIY solar system kits, and battery storage, and can answer any questions you may have about solar energy.
If you’re new to solar panel systems and unsure where to start, the SOLARZING team is happy to guide you through all your options.
Here are five types of solar systems you will find throughout Southern Utah:
- Rooftop solar panels
- Ground-mounted solar panels
- Solar farms
- Hybrid solar systems
- Off-grid solar systems
Each of the above systems offers different benefits, and the right option for you will depend on several factors. Our team has extensive experience with solar, engineering, construction, roofing, and more, so we are the team to count on when you take that first step toward transitioning to clean, renewable energy.
SOLARZING proudly provides general solar services in La Verkin, Ivins, and the surrounding areas. If you choose to go solar, we’ll throw in an EV charger for free. Contact usto learn more!
Roof-mounted solar systems are one of the most common options, and for a good reason: they utilize pre-existing space, are less expensive than ground-mounted solar, and don’t require additional construction. Roof-mounted panels are held in place by solar racking, which is installed directly on the roof of your home or business. When sunlight hits the panels, they convert the light to direct current electricity to power your property. On cloudy days or at night, energy stored in a battery storage system powers your property. If you opt for a hybrid system, you may also have access to the electrical grid.
There are several factors to consider when determining if roof-mounted solar panels are right for your property:
- Size of the roof
- Angle of the roof
- Direction the roof faces
- Sunlight exposure
- Type of roof
Our La Verkin solar panel repair team can help you determine if roof-mounted panels are right for you. Schedule a consultation with our team today!
Ground Mounted Solar
While many property owners opt for rooftop solar panels, that’s not the only option available to you! In some situations, ground-mounted solar panels offer more convenience for customers, and they are sometimes just as easy and cost-effective as those installed on rooftops. These panels operate the same way as rooftop panels yet can sometimes be more efficient. While ground-mounted solar panels can cost more upfront, their increased efficiency can save you in the long run.
Here's a quick overview of ground-mounted solar:
- Ground-mounted panels offer more flexibility for homeowners, as they can be installed to maximize sun exposure. Rooftop panels are limited by the angle of the roof, which may not face a direction that maximizes sunlight.
- Ground-mounted panels are easy to install, offer more efficiency, and are easier to clean and maintain. For property owners who don’t like the look of solar panels on their roofs, these offer an alternative.
- Ground-mounted solar panel systems are often available in standard and pole-mounted styles. Standard ground-mounts are easier to install and less expensive upfront, but a fixed angle limits the amount of sunlight they can absorb. These also aren’t ideal for areas that see snow. Pole-mounts can rotate to maximize sun exposure and take up less area on your property. However, they are more costly upfront and may require more maintenance than standard ground-mounts.
SOLARZING’s team of professionals would be happy to further explain the benefits of ground-mounted panels and help you determine if they are right for your property.
Solar farms consist of hundreds or thousands of solar panels installed in large fields. They convert sunlight into energy and transport that energy to a central power grid, where that energy is then used by several households or small communities. Solar farms are a great option for communities with homes and businesses that cannot support rooftop or ground-based solar panel systems. Solar farms are increasing in popularity and SOLARZING is ready to handle these large-scale installations.
Trying to understand all the solar system options can be overwhelming. Our La Verkin solar energy company is ready to guide you through them all. Call us today at (435) 228-7575.
If you’re not ready to be completely disconnected from the grid, SOLARZING recommends going the hybrid route. With a hybrid solar system, the grid will offer backup energy in the event your solar battery runs out of power – and your solar battery will offer backup energy if the grid fails.
Hybrid systems include a battery backup system that stores excess power that can be used at night, during inclement weather, or any time a backup is needed. Simply put, with a hybrid system, you will have power in just about any situation.
If you’re ready to break free of the grid, an off-grid solar system relies solely on energy harnessed from the sun. Off-grid systems consist of solar panels, inverters, and battery banks. With this system, your property will be powered when the sun is shining and by backup energy when it’s not. With an off-grid system, you will not be able to access energy from the grid and will be solely reliant on energy produced by the sun. The SOLARZING team can discuss the benefits and drawbacks of this type of system.