Estimating Solar Power Viability
Most online apps I’ve seen mostly focus on looking at install cost vs my power bill rather than telling me how many square feet of my roof are good for solar and how much more would be good depending on how much I trim trees. I’m wondering if there is a way to see how viable it would be to place 1-2 kw of solar panels on my roof before actually installing them.
I want to charge an off-grid battery that would mostly be to help power lights, modem/router, and our fridge. I effectively live in a forest but at least part of my roof gets direct sun for several hours per day. When I had local solar contractors contact me I was told solar wouldn’t make sense unless I was trimming/removing trees.
I can understand it not making sense for a contractor to deal with me since I may not have space for 10kw of panels and my power bill is already low. I mostly see installing 2-4 panels myself, wiring them to something like an ecoflow delta pro or another off grid all in one inverter, and maybe having a couple home circuits permanently powered by a lithium phosphate battery to limit generator needs and maybe make a small dent in my relatively lower power bill.
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