While solar energy still isn’t as easily available and economical as it could be, there have been great strides made in the technology, and it is definitely a valid option if you want to be self-reliant when it comes to your energy needs, as well as, save money on your energy bills.

There are some things to consider before you decide to go with solar energy, however. There are major differences in quality between panel and battery manufacturers. Make sure you do your research well in advance of starting the project. The same is true when it comes to your choice of contractors to install the panels. If they are installed improperly, there is a possibility of damage to your roof that will be costly to fix, not to forget the fact that the panels will need to be removed to gain access to repair the damage.

Some choose to have the panels installed on the ground instead of on the roof, and while this might lessen the amount of sunlight they catch, it does mean that your roof won’t take any damage and won’t be difficult to access.