Design Ideas for Home Solar Panels

With all the benefits of solar panels for residential homes and commercial businesses, it’s almost silly to wonder why anyone would hesitate to get them installed. One reason many homeowners may take their time coming to a decision on solar panels is their aesthetic – how will they look on the home?

While solar panels for Mornington Peninsula homes are a sustainable and cost-effective energy solution, it’s likely you’ve seen homes that look overwhelmed by their solar systems. The same story doesn’t have to be yours – you can work with solar solutions experts to design a solar energy system that looks as good as it functions.

In fact, is more common than you would expect for the curb appeal of a home to be one of the primary concerns of homeowners. This concern is valid, so don’t feel crazy wondering how a valuable, cost-saving addition will affect the aesthetic of your home.

Let’s take a look at some of the design options for solar systems Peninsula homeowners can take advantage of and use to maintain and enhance the curb appeal of their homes.

The Location

Many times, homes have solar panels installed that are fairly noticeable. If that’s not the look you want for your home, you can for a more discreet look by figuring out how to position solar panels. Depending on the orientation of your home, you may be able to install panels on the side of the roof that faces away from the street.

Ground Mounts

While installing panels on roofs is common, you can also get ground panels installed on your property. Ground panels are secured using posts or concrete along with a racking system, so there’s no worry of them falling over during extreme weather.

If you have the land, you can benefit from ground mounts due to how much more versatile they are than roof mounts. Their angle can be altered to capture maximum sunlight and the size can vary depending on how much space you have. These systems are a bit more costly, but they can be highly rewarding.

Frames

If you’re still worried about the look of your home after considering the aforementioned points, you can go a step further to ensure your home is attractive by considering the frame you’d like for your panels. Frames typically come in two different colours: silver and black.

Black can complement homes with darker roofing, but may not be available in some sizes, so it is best to speak with your solar provider about the options you have available. Silver frames are the more affordable option, though both function the same.

Mornington Peninsula residents can speak with a professional solar technician to get a better idea of what options you have available when it comes time to design solar systems. Peninsula homes with professionally installed panels will have curb appeal and call the attention of guests and passers-by. Your home can look beautiful and increase its energy efficiency by taking the time to consider different options when designing solar systems and using solar panels on your home.