24 Oct '14, 5pm

Your Solar Panels Are Facing the Wrong Way #greenbuilding

Your Solar Panels Are Facing the Wrong Way #greenbuilding

Conventional wisdom says that panels should be installed facing south to get the most solar exposure (in the northern hemisphere). South-facing panels create the most power in the morning and mid-day, but peak demand for electricity typically occurs in the late afternoon. Because of that, a number of solar experts have begun to say that solar panels should really be installed facing west in order to take advantage of the demand cycle on a power grid.

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2014/10/24/solar-panels-...

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