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.

Minnesota free solar evaluation

Minnesota isn’t the first state that comes to mind if someone says the word solar panels, but that doesn’t mean a free solar evaluation is a poor idea for residents of the state. An evaluation evaluates several factors, some of which are pertinent for any energy investment decisions you make. Temperature is tangentially applicable to solar power, in lower temperatures; the sun tends to hold less radiant power. For the winter temperatures in MN, this can mean that you need a larger spread of solar panels to cover your power needs.

But how do you know what your power needs are? That’s the easy part: simply take our free solar evaluation, which takes just a few minutes. The evaluation will gauge your power needs, as well as the suitability of your location for solar power. It will give you access to local installers, as well as give you an estimate of how many panels it would take to cover a percentage, or even all of your power needs.

The biggest barrier to effective solar use is actually snow. Cloudy weather, even rain doesn’t inhibit the panel as much as a layer of sunlight reflecting snow. Some bandwidths of light go right through clouds, and a solar panel can convert on a remarkably small amount of juice. However, with a physical barrier to light, a panel won’t produce. So if you intend to install solar panels, be prepared to clean them off during the winter.