Can you install solar panels in your yard?

Solar panels can be mounted on the roof of your house or on the ground, where conditions are best for your property. Floor-mounted solar panels can be installed anywhere on your property that has sufficient open space and good sun exposure. The panels can be placed anywhere from a few inches to a few feet above the floor, depending on how the shelving system is configured. The panels supply power to a solar inverter, which is located in the mounting system behind the panels or in the house.

First of all, ground-mounted solar panel systems are very easy to place, since they can be located in open ground. They don't need to be drilled into the ceiling, and the reinforcements used in standard floor mounting systems are lightweight and easy to remove. If you opt for a pole mount, they will normally be installed more securely. While data from Zillow revealed that homes with solar panels can sell up to 1.4% more than comparable homes without them, Zillow did not specify whether the panels were mounted on the roof or on the ground.

Installing solar panels in your garden will continue to provide energy to your home and equipment, while you will have enough space on your property for your agriculture. Of course, you'll still want to have your ground-mounted system installed in a sunny spot on your patio, but you have some flexibility in choosing where on your land your solar panel can go. What many homeowners don't realize is that installing ground-mounted solar panels is just as easy and cost-effective. Finally, ground-mounted solar systems tend to be more expensive, assuming that a comprehensive roof repair isn't necessary to accommodate a rooftop solar system (which you'll probably have to fix eventually anyway).

The biggest advantage of ground-mounted solar panels is that they offer greater control over the direction and angle of the solar panel. Pole-mounted solar energy often incorporates tracking systems, which automatically tilt solar panels to capture the optimal amount of sunlight. All solar systems need regular inspections by their installer, or panels from an electrician that are easier to inspect can reduce system maintenance costs. If you have a large enough plot of land, you can place ground-mounted solar panels beyond the view of your immediate home or patio.

Second, a ground-mounted solar panel system can be more productive per panel than a rooftop solar panel. This is particularly true if you have a lot of open space on your property, allowing you to install more solar panels than you can fit on your roof. On flat terrain, you can place solar panels in any direction you want to maximize exposure to the sun, unlike a sloped roof. Standard or traditional floor supports use ground anchors to support a shelving table that holds solar panels on rails.

Some standard ground-mounted solar panel systems can be manually adjusted several times a year to account for seasonal changes in the Sun.