Choosing the Right Home Solar System


Solar power system generates electricity from the sun using Photovoltaic modules also known as (PV). These systems are practical, durable, and quite easy to install. They have no physical moving parts and are placed in the sun (permanently) to power your home appliances or even the utility electricity grid.

Installing a solar system can significantly reduce your household’s carbon footprint by an average of 35,180 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. One would have to plant up to 88 trees yearly to offset that amount of carbon (IV) oxide.

In recent times, there has been a burgeoning demand for solar power systems. This demand has consequently made the systems more affordable than they have ever been. Hence, households.

There are several types of a solar power system and deciding on the right one for your homes can seem daunting, but it is an exciting experience.

Specific factors should be taken into consideration when choosing the right solar system.


To find out if a solar power system   suited  in your home, it is essential to consider the following:

  • Your available solar resource: Is there free and unobstructed access to the sun for most or all day, all year long?
  • The size of the system: Is there a roof or an area big enough to accommodate the system?
  • Costs: Is it worth the investment?
  • Local Permits: The costs and types of permits vary by locality; this can be obtained for you by your solar installer.


The solar power site must be enough for the solar installations and which can be used to spread both direct sunlight. However, the amount of current generated in a location depends on the amount of energy that reaches the system from the sun. Therefore, photovoltaic systems work more efficiently on the site which receives more solar power. So before buying a PV system, make sure your site has enough solar energy to meet the energy needs cost-effectively. Your local solar system supplier or installer can carry out a site analysis for your home or show you how to do your review.

When evaluating your site, you should also take into account the geographic orientation and slope of solar panels (photovoltaic panels) – as these affects system efficiency.

The cost of a solar energy system

Determine the encompasses the system installation and design cost. Operating costs are the costs for the maintenance and operation of the solar system during its lifetime. Factors that affect both capital and operating expenses include system components, the size of the solar system if a system is grid-connected or stands alone (off-grid) and the amount of sunlight (insolation) received at your location.


Before choosing solar energy system rating and solar system installation for an existing home, you need to evaluate your energy consumption patterns and try to reduce your home’s electricity consumption.  You can run a load analysis, which includes the following:

  1. Evaluate your utility bills in the past year
  2. Calculation of energy consumption
  3. Recognize the consumption pattern.

Knowledge of your “energy habits” and being more energy efficient can help to choose a smaller size of the PV system, thereby reducing both investment and operating costs.

If you are designing a new home, you need to work with the builder and solar power professional to integrate your photovoltaic system into the overall design of the house – an approach to building energy-efficient homes. There is much more you can do when making a new home.  You can choose energy efficient electric appliances and lights to reduce the power consumption. Such as LED Lights, 5 Star rated Fridge, Inverter AC and. Remember, the additional investment in choosing the energy efficient appliances reduce the size of your solar system. It reduces your solar system investment. The reduction of power consumption may lead your home completely independent your electricity provider. It means you don’t have to pay a single penny as electricity bill.

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Consult your solar energy system supplier to determine how much electricity your new PV system will produce yearly (measured in kilowatt-hours). This result should be compared to your annual electricity usage (called demand) to have an idea of how much you are about to save. The cost per kilowatt-hour goes down as you increase the size of the solar system.

It is also necessary to evaluate the cost of electricity in your area. The power generated from PV giving you returns in the long run.

Rebate programs and subsidies can sometimes make PV more affordable. Tax reduction through incentives may include a sales tax exemption on the PV system purchase, property tax exclusion, or state personal income tax credits, all of which is an economic benefit to consumers by lowering high capital costs when purchasing your PV systems for your home.

Some solar power system rebate programs are limited to a certain amount. Therefore, a solar system that matches this limit will maximize the benefits of a solar rebate. Most homeowners use photovoltaic systems due to the environmental benefits and energy independence.

Choosing the right Solar Company in Kerala avoid many of the issues related to solar system installation. VDS Solar provides high-quality product and Installation across Kerala. Contact us today to het more details.