Installation Types

Installation Types

Rooftops and Beyond: The Ever-Expanding Options for Solar Panel Installation

When it comes to solar panel installations, rooftops have long been the most popular option, and in many people’s minds, the only one. However, there are many more choices for installations that go far beyond the rooftop, and today’s advanced technology allows us to install solar panels virtually anywhere, including places that have never known the benefits of electricity. From remote villages to urban dwellings, the benefits of solar are expanding throughout the world, and Renewable Energy Corporation can provide these innovative products and solutions to you.

Whether on-grid or off-grid, the installation options for solar panels are virtually limitless. That said, there are a few options which are more prevalent than others:

  • Rooftop:
    The “granddaddy” of them all, rooftop installations are still the reigning champion of panel installs, as they’re perfect for residential homes as well as commercial applications and take up no extra square footage on a property.
  • Ground-Mounted:
    When roofs don’t have adequate space or simply can’t handle the solar structure, ground-mounted panels are the way to go. In this configuration, panels are mounted onto racks that are secured into the ground.
  • Utility-Scale:
    Available in many sizes, utility-scale installations are designed with maximum output in mind, and they produce electricity energy to power multiple buildings.
  • Canopy:
    The canopy installation epitomizes the phrase “double duty.” These installations are similar to ground-mounted ones, but in this case, the panels are lifted higher up, allowing them to serve as both power generators and shade providers in the form of carports, walkway covers and more.
  • Tracker:
    This solution is perfect for areas that get less sunlight or for those who simply want the highest level of efficiency. The innovative tracker design maximizes the panels’ exposure by tilting in sync with the sun as it moves through the sky. By increasing the amount of light it takes in, the system increases its output for more energy per square foot.

These methods above are just a few of the installation options available today, and as technology progresses, the list of choices is sure to grow. As they do, Renewable Energy Corporation looks forward to continuing to lead the pack in innovative solar solutions for both homes and businesses in the Mid-Atlantic.