26 Nov '13, 4pm

Should Solar Face West not South?

Should Solar Face West not South?

A new study from Austin’s Pecan Street Research Institute finds that residential solar PV panels oriented to the west may have more benefits for homeowners — at least in the summer and in Austin, Tex. That research flies in the face of conventional wisdom that PV panels should face south where the amount of sunlight that can hit them is maximized. The main reason why is that solar panels facing west in Austin can reduce peak electric generation demand on the grid during the summer. By facing the solar panels to west, they can harvest more afternoon and evening light, when people are using the most electricity in their homes. Pecan Street defined summertime peak demand in Austin between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. when the afternoon sun is most likely to heat houses and people have returned from work and school. The study looked at 50 solar homes — with the data normaliz...

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