Are you thinking about installing solar panels on your home to save money and be green? Before you do, consider this: Does enough of your roof face the south? This is key to getting maximum sunlight exposure for solar panels. Is your roof more than 10 years old? If it is, you may need to get your roof replaced first, since most solar panels last over 30 years. And finally, where do you live? Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado are considered the sunniest states and are perfect for solar panels. But New York, Oregon, Vermont, Alaska and Washington have the lowest annual sunshine; homes in those states may not be the right fit for solar installation.
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