In the United States, more and more people are taking advantage of solar energy to power their homes.This year, over one million building structures are adorned with solar panels on their rooftops. This is a huge jump from the beginning of this century, when only about 1,000 buildings had the same. There are many reasons for the rise in popularity of solar panels, but more solar energy awareness, the availability of government tax breaks and a huge decline in the price of installing residential solar panels are probably at the top of the list.
One of the most common questions that potential clients of Southeast Power ask is about solar panel heat. They want to know if installing solar panels will increase the temperature of their homes, especially the rooftop, and if their sole purpose is to harvest the energy of the sun to power the house, is it possible to overheat the rooftop or home. In other words, can the solar panels collect too much heat and pose a fire risk to the home. The answer to that question is no.
Actually, solar panels can have just the opposite effect. When solar panels are installed on a home, they are not placed directly on the roof. They are placed up off the rooftop surface. While they collect energy to power a home, they also act as a barrier between the roof and the direct heat of the sun, cooling the home up to five degrees. In colder months, the reverse is true. Because of the placement of the solar panels on the rooftop, they help the house to retain some of the heat inside, not allowing it to escape from the roof.
At Southeast Power, our solar panels come with a 25 year manufacturer warranty. There are lots of advantages to having solar panels installed at your home, protecting your house from the direct heat of the sun is just one of many. If you are considering solar panels for you and your family, the professionals at Southeast Power would love to talk to you. Our goal is to make solar energy work for you! Give us a call today at (919) 771-2901.