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How does ground mount compare to rooftop solar?

asked 2017-02-13 13:30:28 -0500

rebeccahhamlet gravatar image

When it comes to rooftop vs ground mounted solar, are there certain pros and cons I should consider? Is there any reason to get ground panels if you have a suitable roof?

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answered 2017-03-20 15:32:56 -0500

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updated 2017-03-20 15:32:56 -0500

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There are a few major benefits to ground mount solar over rooftop:

  • Easier to clean/maintain
  • Simpler to installer
  • System isn't restricted by the size, direction, or angle of your roof

However, if you want a ground mount system you have to have unshaded space in your backyard to install the system, and in some cases it can cost slightly more to install. Check out EnergySage's blog post: Ground mount solar: top 3 things you need to know for more details.

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Asked: 2017-02-13 13:30:28 -0500

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