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written by Greg Shaw, Solar Energy Consultant and Managing Director, Hua Hin Solar Co., Ltd. Question: How many years will it take for my 5KW or 10KW system pay itself off? Answer: Explained in an honest manner in a recent email response to one of our customers. Dear [valued customer], Thank you for asking about two scenarios: best case and pessimistic case payback periods for your solar system. We will do our very best to give you a proper…
written by Greg Shaw, Solar Energy Consultant and Managing Director, Hua Hin Solar Co., Ltd. Good afternoon! There has been talk about the “efficiency” of solar systems and what makes one solar system design better than another. Globally, most panels arrays are mounted so as to follow the slope of the roof. We were recently asked if panels be sloped (not laid flat) on a flat roof top made of cement? Our recommendation? If your flat-top roof is of…
written by Greg Shaw, Solar Energy Consultant and Managing Director, Hua Hin Solar Co., Ltd. Good morning! There has been talk about the “efficiency” of solar panels and what makes one panel better than another. The answer may surprise you. As long as you have very good quality panels from a reputable equipment supplier and installer “efficiency” is not as important, as other factors, in making a decision on what to buy. Why you ask? A solar panel is…
written by Greg Shaw, Solar Energy Consultant & Managing Director, Hua Hin Solar Co., Ltd. We have been asked by many of our customers to continue our series on the Q’s and A’s regarding solar installations at your home. Here we address some important issues that you should bear in mind when looking for your solar installation company. We have paraphrased (not directly quoted) email chains here to keep the article current and relevant. Enjoy! Q? Why would you…