What Cyrus Contractors Inc. will do for you?

Our accredited project engineers will perform a free site analysis in order to create customized solar for the home system to suit your needs and maximize your return on investment. We will use your energy bills to pinpoint how a solar energy system can save you money.


Below is a list of important factors to consider when designing a Solar Panel System for Your Home


YOUR NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS

(e.g. location, aesthetics, financials, goals) ​


GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

(commonly, closer to the equator, the better)


ORIENTATION

(generally, south facing is better in the northern hemisphere)


ROOF AREA

(the more usable roof area, at least sufficient for the required number of panels, facing south, the better; less area will be required if higher efficiency panels are used)


ROOF CONDITION

(roof needs to be able to support the various forces resulting from the solar panels, as well as maintain integrity during and after the mount installation process)


SHADING

(clear, unobstructed access to the sun is preferred)


TILT

(usually, the tilt is that of the roof but, if adjustable, the location latitude minus about 12 degrees)


ROOF TYPE

(solar panels can be installed on almost every roof type using appropriate mounts)


Consider ELECTRIC MAIN PANEL SIZING AND BREAKER SLOT(S) AVAILABILITY


SELECTING SOLAR PANEL PHYSICAL SIZE


SELECTING INVERTER QUANTITY AND TYPE

(based on the electrical characteristics)


SELECTION OF THE appropriate MOUNTING AND RAILING system


CLEARANCE BETWEEN ROOF AND PANELS

(to allow proper air circulation)


WIRING GAUGE AND LENGTH


ROOF LOADING


ROOF OBSTRUCTIONS

(such as chimneys or vents)


BUILDING CODES


LAYOUT AND ROUTING OF THE COMPONENTS

(panels, inverters, junction boxes, cut-off switches, wiring, grounding poles, and breakers)