The more accurate the information you can give us, the more accurate will be the estimate. This is especially true when it comes to the amount of your monthly electrical bill. When combined with the name of your power company (whose rates we know), we can get a good estimate of your existing monthly power usage. This then allows us to determine the number of solar panels needed to provide the percentage of solar power you specified you would like to achieve.

Maine free solar evaluation

Maine may not be the first place that you think of when it comes to a free solar evaluation. It’s not a notoriously balmy and sunny state, in fact, as the northeastern pinnacle of the US, it has a reputation for being somewhat stormy and cold. But that is no bar to a quality alternative energy setup.

The biggest bar to the effective use of solar panels is snow cover. The sun can shine just fine through cloud cover, in fact the UV rays that are most likely to pierce clouds are actually a higher frequency radiation than the visible band of sunlight. However, sunlight striking snow is reflected off, so if your panel’s surface is covered in it, the light isn’t reaching your panel.

A free solar evaluation for a property in ME will cover several factors. The first things to be considered are how you use power, and how much of it you use. Those dictate how many kilowatt-hours of power your household use. Those in turn dictate how many panels it would take at your location to produce that amount of power.