You might be thinking about moving over to solar power because of the way in which you have heard that it can enhance your life, reduce your bills and provide you with a more self-sufficient way of living.
Before you dive straight in, you have to make sure that your property is actually ready for solar because it is not possible to install it in every property.
To begin with, you should consider your climate because effectively, your solar power system will need sunlight to work. While it can work on cloudy days, you need your home to be located in an area where there is a lot of sunlight as that will ensure you generate as much energy as possible.
You will also need to consider the installation because they are placed on your roof and with that comes extra weight. Therefore, you will need to think about the structural integrity of your roof and whether the panels can be installed without there being a risk of failure or the roof collapsing. It is not just the condition of the tiles that have to be considered but also the roof frame.
Your property might be located in an area that finds itself in shade for large parts of the day or it might be covered by trees that are either too big to remove, do not belong to you or are protected. If this is the case, then it might mean that your system will only work for a certain percentage of the time. That will mean that it generates less energy and will mean that your investment is more difficult to pay back.
Finally, you need to determine whether it will help you to cut your monthly bills. If you are someone with a low monthly bill then it might not be worth switching but if your bills are high then it will be worth doing.