Can Solar Panels Be Installed on a Flat Roof?

Can Solar Panels Be Installed on a Flat Roof?

Every solar power system installation is unique – designed to match the layout of the home and the optimal placement of the panels. The goal is to maximize available sunlight, which is why it is often recommended to place these panels facing the southern, eastern or western skies.

One question that might come up is how the solar panels should be placed if the roof is flat. If you are considering a solar installation for a commercial building, residential or multi-family property, then you might have a flat roof for the installation.

Solar Panels Can Be Installed on a Flat Roof

Yes, solar panels can be installed on the flat roof of your business or home your home. As a matter of fact, the flat roof might make it easier to install the equipment. Our team is experienced with installation on both flat and pitched roofs, and we are happy to help with the custom design for your installation plan.

Here are a few interesting points that can be good to know if you are considering solar panel installation on a flat roof:

  • Flexible Installation Options: The pitch of a roof impacts the possibilities of how the solar panels can be installed. Luckily, a flat roof allows you to choose the placement and orientation to maximize the sunlight as much as possible.
  • Installation Costs: The prices between pitched roof installation and flat roof installation are about 3%. We can put together a custom estimate to help you see the anticipated costs before the work commences.
  • Optimizing Sun Exposure: As we assess the design and layout of the roof, our goal is to maximize sun exposure on the solar panels. These panels will be mounted at the preferred angle to create improved performance orientation. It doesn’t matter the direction of your home or office faces because your panels can be installed in any direction to improve efficiency as much as possible with a flat roof.

Whether you have a flat roof or a pitched roof, we can install solar panels on your home. Contact our experienced team at New Day Solar for more information about the products and services that are available to you at: (951) 927-7652 or visit us online at:

We have been installing solar in this valley since 1988 and will always give you honest answers to your solar questions.

New Day Solar

Posted by New Day Solar
5 years ago / August 20, 2019

At New Day Solar, we are committed to improving the world we live in, as well as helping our community create brighter tomorrows!

With the expertise that New Day Solar provides, as well as the federal tax credits and rebates available, solar electricity is beneficial to everyone. Not only will you help conserve our environment, but you can save some money too! Solar electricity is not just a luxury, but also an investment for your home and country. Electricity is only going to get more expensive, but with help from New Day Solar, you can harness the sun’s energy and use it to your advantage.

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