Planning Your Own System

Ask yourself these questions when planning your own solar power system:

  • How much electrical energy will I need?
  • What type of electrical energy, DC or AC or both?
  • What voltage should I choose?
  • How many solar panels (PV modules) will I need?
  • Where should the modules be placed?
  • What kind of module mount, stationary or tracking?
  • How about batteries?
  • Will I be adding this system to new construction or an existing structure?
  • How can I plan for the future of my system?