The 10 dumb myths of solar installers

#9

Frames should be used to ensure panels are optimally tilted to the North

No, this is old thinking. Adding the cost of 20 or 30 cents per watt to a system that costs $1.00 per watt so the the panels are ideally tilted to eek out every bit of output from a panel is a complete waste of money. With the exception of completely flat roofs where build-up of dirt and grime will be a real problem, flat racking is the go. If space permits, you could instead install 30% more panels for the same price as using tilt framing. Better to install more panels than frame – because that creates economies of scale and brings the cost of panels down in the future!

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