PV panels on the roof or in the yard?
I am in the process of designing a new house and I am trying to decide whether or not to place the PV panels on the roof or in the yard. I would assume it is more cost efficicent to have the panels installed on the roof by avoiding pouring the concrete pad and having the power trench ran to the panels. I have not started getting price quotes for either system as of yet but I am hoping to get into that soon. I would just like to make a decision as to where I want the panels to go first. One side of the roof of the house will be facing southwest. Also, are most people leasing these panels still or are they buying them? I would be skeptical to lease the panels and would much prefer to own them if it is cost effective. Any thoughts would be appreciated. The house is in Connecticut.
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