I gather a law is being considered whereby new property in the planning or building process may have to include Solar Panels in the very near future.
From a conservation and cost saving point of view this is an excellent idea to take advantage of the natural resources, however does anyone have any indication on the size of these panels and where they should be located.
Common sense tells me they should be positioned on the roof top, but I have been told it may have to be a solarium….. and not a roof top !
The thumb rule of calculating the surface occupied by solar panels to supply electricity to a house (home solar system) is as follows:
for every installed kW(kWp) you need 8-10sq.m. of surface.
You can also install a solar thermal system that will provide you with hot water. These are usually 1/2 panels with an incorporated water tank.
Please note that Solar panels can be incorporated on your roof and there are newer products out in the market that instead of panels you can have solar roof tiles. See link of one of the companies that does them: