The demand for solar power is increasing worldwide as more and more countries are capitalizing on the benefits of this form of sustainable energy. For a solar power plant to operate successfully, the installation must be done right and the mounting structure plays a crucial role in that. This structure is support that holds the solar panels on roofs, building facades, or on the ground. If anything goes wrong with the structure, it would affect the entire solar project (which is ideally expected to be working for at least 20-25 years).
So, let’s take a look at the factors to be kept in mind.
Paying attention to the orientation and placement of solar panels is vital. For a fixed roof-mounted solar energy system, the angle should be equal to the latitude of the installation site. Generally, pitch angles between 30 and 45 degrees are suitable for most locations. That helps ensure that the panels produce maximum energy while they are being exposed to the highest intensity of sunlight for a long period of time.
Since there is maximum sunlight in the south, it is advised that you place your solar panels facing south. While east and west work well too, north is one direction that might not work well.
Given that different parts of the earth receive sunlight for different lengths of time, you must check your latitudinal and longitudinal location. One of the simplest ways to locate the latitude and longitude of your location would be to open Google Maps and right-click on the place.
Solar panels work best when there is no shade cast upon them. So, ensure that there are no shadow areas or trees, or structures that can cast a shadow, around. In fact, even if a single solar panel in the solar array is covered by a shade, the output of the whole system will be compromised.
Surface of Installation
Ahead of installing the solar panels, make sure that the surface is smooth and sturdy, and can carry the weight of the whole solar panel system.
Solar panel supplier
Although a mounting structure looks like easy work, it involves certain technicalities. Therefore, it’s advised to purchase the mounting structure from a solar panel manufacturer.
Check out the pros of buying a mounting structure from a solar panel supplier:
Customized stand: A solar company can customize a stand according to specific requirements such as the structure of the stand, positioning of holes, and customizing the weight, height, and length.
Installation service: When you buy a mounting structure from a solar company, they not only provide you with installation service but also make sure that the installation is safe and secure. They also test it for you.
Consultation: The representative from a solar company has the required knowledge about installations and check the latitudinal and longitudinal location, direction, and angle, ensuring better performance of the solar panels. They can also guide a customer with everything they need to know.
Don’t get confused by the wide range of mounting structures available in the market. Preferably, consult an expert who will be able to guide you, based on your requirements. Should you have any queries, feel free to contact us on +91 98199 07445. We, at VEMCO Solar, would be happy to assist you switch to solar effortlessly.
With 72 years of market experience, VEMC provides end-to-end EPC services to its clients. VEMC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services. Our sub-brand VEMCO Solar is a market leader in solar solutions — be it solar plant erection, procurement, commissioning, net metering, or electrical connections. We would be glad to include you in our family.