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Designing tips to make a building solar-friendly

As the importance and benefits of solar energy become more widely known, the world progresses towards the maximum use of solar as a preferred resource.

To take up the maximum benefits of solar energy, it is advisable to incorporate solar resources into the design of your new residential or commercial building at the outset.

Here are a few building designing tips from JA Solar that you can consider while planning:

Shade
It is the most obvious but the most pertinent point to be considered while designing the building with an aim to install solar panels. There must not be any obstacles or obstructions that can reduce the reach or intensity of solar energy.

Orientation 
It is always advisable to design south-facing as much as possible so that your solar panels can get solar energy for the maximum time of the day. The orientation must not be in a northerly direction.

Rooftop Strength 
Installation of rooftop solar panels and their stand is a heavy task and it implies heavy weight on your roof. Therefore, the rooftop must be at least 6 inches to withstand the weight of the installation and keep your roof damage-free. 

Wiring Connection
It is important to have PVC pipes of at least two-inch diameter installed running from the roof to the ground. It can be used for both earthing and solar wiring. 

These are a few important tips to be considered beforehand while designing a solar-friendly building to get maximum benefits from solar energy.

While setting up rooftop solar panels, it is important to consider the best in the market. JA Solar is a renowned name and a leading solar company that not only helps you in setting up panels but gives you a long-term warranty.

Authored by JA Solar

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