Solar panels can go east-west too!

This post is taken from an article by Anne Michelsen, freelance writer and co-owner of Performance Energy, Inc.

Can solar panels would work as well on an east – west facing rooftop?

The answer is, Yes, you can have solar on an east or west facing roof. However, it’s not ideal. East or west facing solar panels absorb about 80% of the solar energy as south facing panels. You can expect your system to cost somewhat more in this situation.

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