New England’s climate can be tough at times, but there is plenty of sunlight to support solar energy. In fact, cooler Northeast temperatures make solar electric cells work more efficiently. Much more important than sunlight intensity are programs to make solar cost effective, which is why cool and cloudy Germany is actually the global leader in solar generated electricity.
Does my roof need to face south?
The ideal roof slopes towards the south, since southern exposure will maximize the efficiency of your panels. But even if your roof is east or west facing, you can still get strong results. If you have a flat roof we can orient your panels to maximize efficiency.
How much space is required?
As a rule of thumb, every kilowatt (kW) of PV takes up about 100 square feet. So, an average solar system takes between 500 and 700 square feet. However, SunBug can provide high efficiency panels that allow for more power over a smaller area.
Founded in Somerville, Massachusetts in 2009 and a Certified B Corporation since 2018, SunBug Solar has designed and installed over 2400 solar systems from Great Barrington to Cape Cod. We build all types of systems, ranging in size from 1kW to over 1MW, including residential, commercial, carports, and ground-mounts. Our integrated approach - from initial education through consultative design to quality installation and ongoing support - has earned SunBug the highest reputation for customer service and a host of satisfied residential and commercial customers.