New Hampshire is a state known for its stunning natural beauty, and its residents are increasingly embracing renewable energy solutions like solar power. But when is the ideal time to take the leap and install solar panels on your home? While sunshine is critical, several factors come into play.

Maximizing Sunlight, Minimizing Obstacles

  • Spring and Summer (April-September): These months undoubtedly offer the most sunshine hours, allowing your system to generate the most power. This period might be ideal if you prioritize immediate energy production and offsetting summer electricity bills. However, it’s also a peak season for installation companies, potentially leading to wait times longer.

Beyond Peak Season:

  • Fall and Winter (October-March): While these months experience fewer daylight hours, several benefits exist for fall and winter installations:
  • Shorter wait times: With less demand, you can secure installation sooner and benefit from off-season promotions.
  • Snow considerations: New Hampshire winters can bring snowfall. While panels naturally shed snow, consulting with a professional installer ensures your roof’s suitability and the potential need for specialized mounting systems that accommodate winter conditions.

The Right Time for You:

Ultimately, the ideal time depends on your priorities. Consider factors like:

  • Financial goals: If immediate cost savings are your primary focus, spring or summer installation might be preferable to maximize energy production during peak usage.
  • Project timeline: If you prioritize a quicker installation and are flexible with timing, fall or winter could offer advantages.
  • Roof suitability: Before deciding, consulting with a professional installer is crucial to assess your roof’s orientation, shading, and potential snow load impact.

Beyond Seasonality:

Remember, New Hampshire offers sunshine year-round, and even during winter months, your solar panels will continue to generate electricity, potentially offsetting your heating costs.

Partnering for Your Solar Journey:

At Summit Energy, we are committed to helping New Hampshire residents harness the sun’s power, regardless of the season. Contact us today for a free consultation and discover how solar power can brighten your future and empower you to take control of your energy needs.