Solar / PV panels
I note that in the detail pages and list of categories on the GBA site, there is nothing labeled “solar panels.” I see “Solar hot water,” but nothing about solar/PV panels in general. Although I have seen articles about solar/PV panels, this makes me wonder if GBA is not in favor of them?
My daughter and son-in-law in Pocatello, ID, are having a salesman come over to talk about solar panels, and she’s asking me for advice.
With an 1950’s era house that has not had any significant/observable energy retrofitting/weather stripping/insulation, etc., I wonder if their money would be better spent on those sorts of effort? Anyone have an opinion on spending money on solar panels versus basic energy efficiency measures? Also payback on solar panels…
GBA Detail Library
A collection of one thousand construction details organized by climate and house part