Reduce High Electric Bills. Part 1: What Size Solar System Can I Install?

22 Apr

Shading, Size, and Pitch are the holy trinity of what size solar system can fit on a roof. In order to get an actually number, you would need a solar installer to come out. (Click here for a free quote.) However Angelenos also have access to a new online tool, that could do the preliminary estimating.

Los Angeles County has a Interactive Solar Map available to the public. While one of its main purposes of the map is to list some of the solar installations in LA, you can find out how many installations are in your zip, There’s a fun part for the homeowner. The site also allows you to double click on any property and find out how much Solar Power can be generated on the roof, including electric bill savings. and carbon savings. You can check out your house, your neighbor’s house, your place of work, local schools, city hall…

Our office’s solar potential below. Right click on the image and select “see image”, to see the whole image.


Check out Part 2 for What Size System you would Actually Need to Install for your Electrical Usage.


2 Responses to “Reduce High Electric Bills. Part 1: What Size Solar System Can I Install?”

  1. solar power April 23, 2009 at 2:44 am #

    You have given nice guidance about what Size Solar System we should install.


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