Solar Panel Orientation
When installing solar pool heating in your home, it’s crucial to understand where you need to install your panels to achieve optimal heating performance. Your panels efficiency is largely determined by how much of the sun’s energy can reach your panels. Panels that don’t get as much sun simply won’t produce as well as those that get more. So how should you orient your panels to maximize their heat production and does it matter?
For those of you who have solar, you may already know that it’s best practice to have your panels face south in order to increase their heating potential. In North America, solar panels that are oriented south will face the sun year-round, meaning they’ll constantly be exposed to sunlight so long as the sun is shining. For folks that live in colder areas of the states, orienting your panels to face south is a great way to make the most of the limited sun you have. Panel orientation does matter, as it directly affects how well your panels will perform.
Fortunately, solar pool heating is very flexible and can be adapted to any home environment. If you have the space to create a ground mounted system, you have total control of panel orientation. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of ground mounted solar pool heating, click here!
Roof mounted solar pool heating slightly limits your ability to orient your panels south, as you’re restricted to the roof space you have available, however, it is achievable and there are still several great advantages to having roof mounted solar pool heating. Click here to learn more about the benefits of roof mounted solar pool heating.
Solar pool heating is an excellent way to heat your pool for less. By harnessing power from the sun, you can effectively heat your pool at zero operational cost. You can easily extend your swim season and swim longer with solar pool heating installed. If you are curious about adding solar pool heating to your home, or if you have questions about whether or not solar pool heating is right for you, give us a call today at (844) 982-1112.