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Have We All Been Installing Solar Panels the Wrong Way?

Have We All Been Installing Solar Panels the Wrong Way?Image of residential solar panels / Shutterstock

Installing solar panels seems pretty straightforward – just aim them south so they get lots of sun all day. But researchers are finding that we may have been doing it wrong this whole time. While studying residential solar power’s impact on the power grid, researchers at Pecan Street Research Institute uncovered an unexpected result: homes with west-facing solar panels generated more power than those with conventional south-facing panels. Depending on the time of day, west-facing solar panels produced at least two percent more power and sometimes much more.

Have We All Been Installing Solar Panels the Wrong Way?Have We All Been Installing Solar Panels the Wrong Way?Have We All Been Installing Solar Panels the Wrong Way?

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