Considering the Shade Factor for Long Island Power Systems
Long island power systems solar panels are impacted by shade. Shading of your solar panels reduces efficiency and system output, so we design our systems around natural features and the surrounding buildings to maximize the exposure of panels on any given day, at any time of the year.
We evaluate the shade factor by looking at trees and buildings around your home, the position of your home in relation to the sun at different times of day and different times of the year. The pitch of your roof is also considered in our evaluation.We use sophisticated satellite imagery and drone technology during our evaluation process.
When evaluating the shade factor for solar panels in Long Island, we consider:
- Is the shade partial or complete?
- When does the shade occur? Is it for a couple of hours, during the middle of the day, or most of the day?
- Is the shade seasonal and how does it vary throughout the year?
The shade factor determines how much power you can produce and is the single most important element when considering the suitability of your home for solar panels in Long Island.