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When Is the Best Time to Install Solar Panels?

January 4, 2021 | Blog

Solar panels are by far the most efficient and eco-friendly electricity source for homeowners. Solar energy is not only a clean and renewable energy source that produces zero pollution but can also save you a substantial amount of money on utility bills. Installing a solar panel system can revolutionize the way that you receive energy and offers many benefits for both you and the environment. Below we will discuss why winter is the best time for solar panel installation.

Save Money

Due to the low demand for solar panels in the winter, it can be less expensive to get them installed during the winter months as opposed to the peak summer months. Additionally, the faster that you install your system the faster you begin to save on your utility bills. Now is the best time to invest in a solar panel system!

Fast Installation

Since there are fewer people installing solar panels in the winter, it is likely that your solar panel system will be installed more quickly. During the summer months, there are longer waiting periods to get your system installed. These waiting periods can be up to weeks long, so installing in the winter is the ideal option.

Avoid the Heat

On average, it takes about 45 days to get approved by the government and utility companies to install solar panels in your home and begin producing your own electricity. During the peak summer months, homeowners tend to see higher utility bills. By installing the solar panels in the winter, you are ensuring that your panels will be up and running by the time that summer rolls around, which will save you more money in the long run.
Many people believe that installing solar panels in the winter is useless because the panels are less effective. The truth is that solar panels generate energy even in cloudy weather and low temperatures. Going solar helps the environment, reduces blackouts and saves you money on utility bills – so what are you waiting for?
For more information on solar panel installation, contact Big Mountain Heating & Air.

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