Siting

Siting refers to the decisions you need to make regarding the location of a solar collector, whether for passive solar building design, water heating, or photovoltaic electric generation. Will the collector or building wall face due south? At what angle should a collector be tilted for your location? How will the placement of trees and other landscaping features or neighboring buildings affect your collector’s efficiency? An excellent description of what things to think about when deciding whether and where to put a solar collector is available on the North Carolina Solar Center’s Web page.

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