Fall Maintenance

Now that daylight savings time has ended, I am noticing how few hours of sun we are getting. It reminds me that I should adjust my solar panels so that I capture all of the sun that falls on them. So if you have adjustable mounts for your solar array, now is a good time to make seasonal adjustments. If you live north of the equator, your optimum angle from horizontal is your approximate latitude multiplied by 0.9, plus 29 degrees. The optimum angle for summer is 52.5° less than the winter angle. You can find more complete information here: http://www.macslab.com/optsolar.html. Let us know if you need help with your adjustments – we will be happy to assist.

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About Lee

As founding member of Net Zero Renewable Resources, LLC (NZRR), Lee is involved in all aspects of renewable projects, from meeting with prospective customers to ascertain their renewable energy goals, to designing systems, and facilitating and overseeing all aspects of the installation. Having designed and installed his own solar electric backup system in 1999 and currently living off the grid in a home powered completely by solar, Lee understands the intricacies of renewable energy and is able to explain complex systems in easy-to-understand terms.
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