Enhance The Productivity Of Your Solar Panels With A Solar Tracker

2017-08-14 10:19
August 19,2015
There are various details to take into consideration when you are giving thought to having solar panels added. First of all you will need to be sure that your roofing is correctly positioned, in general a southerly facing roof is the most beneficial, this will gain you maximum productivity but an east or even west facing roof can also provide results, though at a moderately decreased generation rate. Be sure that your solar panels won't be obscured by any neighboring houses, trees and shrubs or bushes since this will, no doubt lessen productivity and always check that both the solar panel supplier and the fitters are MCS accredited otherwise you may not be able to benefit from the Feed In Tariff or FIT. The Feed In Tariff plan was brought out by the government as an incentive to try and motivate people to generate their very own green electricity and for each individual kWh or kilowatt hour of unused electric that's rerouted in to the grid a reimbursement of 41.3p is given. This specific rate is set for 25 years for solar panels putting out 5mW or less that are installed prior to 31st March 2012.

Even solar panel installation kits  prior to the 15th July 2009 still profit from a FIT rate although theirs is significantly lower than today's at 9p for every kWh. Don't fret or panic should you still really want to enjoy the benefits of solar panels yet won't be able to have them fitted until after March 2012 because you will still be able to reap the rewards of a Feed In Tariff plan at just three or four pence or 7% reduced per kWh generated. There is also an ingenious way for you to now increase the benefits of solar panels even more by using a innovative component known as a solar tracker. A solar tracker is a tool that actually tracks the sun as it travels across the sky thus finding the optimum position for the solar panels to gain the most sun. A solar tracker is filled with a special fluid which in turn, when warmed up via the sun, will cause the tracker to move in the direction of the direct sunlight which therefore makes the solar panels to change position by using a system of gears.

Though the solar tracker installation would create further expense to your energy production system it could also enhance your eco friendly energy production by well over 40% and likely increase your surplus energy levels greatly which you can then gain further repayment for. Solar panel costs vary considerable according to the size you opt for and the company you choose, some solar tracker manufacturers  will supply them for between 7,000 and 8,000 but others could very well charge 10,000 or maybe more. It has been determined that the average household should have regained their original pay out around a decade after installment, nevertheless with a life expectancy of about thirty to forty years, you'll still be experiencing the benefits of solar panels for quite some time to come.