What is the Most Common Type of Solar Installation?
Solar installation has become pretty dynamic over the years. New racking technology and installation innovations have made it so that anyone, with any type of roof, or any type of space on their property can go solar and zero out their power bills. But, even with these advances, many homeowners still think that their roof may not be right for solar. So this begs the question, what kind of roof is best for solar, and what is the most common type of solar installation?
To explore the commonality of different types of solar installations, we did a study of a sampling of our installations, 2,477 to be exact, with the goal of determining the percentage of overall installations each installation type represented. The type of installation is determined by the roof material, and the type of racking used to mount the panels. Ground mounts and carports were included in the study as well. The following list represents the most common to least common types of installations, in descending order.:
1. Composite Shingle - 935 Installs - 37.74% of Overall
2. S-Tile Concrete - 518 Installs - 20.91% of Overall
3. Flat Concrete Tile - 315 Installs -12.71% of Overall
4. Concrete Tile - 194 Installs - 7.83% of Overall
5. Ground Mount (Fixed) - 142 Installs - 5.73% of Overall
So the results are mostly what you'd expect: the most common roofs on homes in San Diego are Composite Shingle and S-Tile Concrete, so the majority of installations are on those. But what is also clear from this study is that no matter your situation, we can create a custom solar solution that suits you, as we have experience installing on just about every roof style and surface out there. So if you've been holding off on going solar because you think it wont work for your home - think again. Give us a call today, and we can come up with a customized solar solution for you.