The Shade Factor and New York Solar Installations
Shade is a major factor in the solar potential of your home. Panels in the shade have a lower output and can reduce the efficiency of the entire system. We design our solar installations in New York to take shade into account, whether it’s from surrounding buildings or trees.
The position of your home relative to the sun, the roof pitch (angle), and surrounding structures and natural features are all considered in our modeling to determine solar potential. We utilize a combination of advanced satellite imagery, drone technology, and on-site inspections. We can determine solar potential, with a high degree of accuracy, for any time of the year. This gives us a better understanding of the real solar potential, rather than simply looking at the best possible conditions.
With our detailed approach, you get better information to make the right decision.
- If the shade around your home or business is partial or complete.
- When does the shade occur (time of day)?
- How does the shade factor change in different seasons?
The shade factor is one of the most important elements of learning if your house is suitable for solar in New York.