Adding solar panels to your home is a good way to help reduce your electricity consumption. In many cases, solar energy can replace your need to be connected to the community electrical grid. At the very least, it can drastically reduce your monthly utility bills.
Installing solar panels is generally a simple process, but it is often recommended that it be done by professionals. These systems have to be tied into your homes electrical system, and unless you know a great deal about electricity, an expert is a much easier way to go. In addition, professional installers can avoid common hurdles more easily than most do-it-yourselfers.
Solar panels are usually mounted on the roof of your home, but can be realistically mounted anywhere with sufficient sunlight. For commercial applications, these panels are often mounted on the ground, in wide spread arrays. A proper installation will maximize the amount of sunlight the panels receive each day.