I have a shipping container home, and I want to add solar panels to the roof. It will provide electricity and helps to cool down the house. I didn't use any other roofing materials for extra shade. Do I need to install any other materials to install the solar panels? I have ordered another shipping container, and it will arrive next month. I want to incorporate it with the existing structure. Is it possible to add solar panels to a two-story shipping container home without damaging the old structure? What all things do I need?
Solar panels are worth it if you generate enough electricity and stay in the same house long enough. Solar panels absorb the sun's energy to generate electricity for free, which can help reduce your electricity bills significantly.
There is no point in installing a rooftop solar panel first and then dismantling it after some years for repairing the roof. In this way, you'll have to pay extra for dismantling and re-installation. Furthermore, you should also inspect whether your roof has enough space to support the installation.
First check if there is enough space on your roof to install solar panels. It also depends on the climate and your location. If you live in Utah like I do. You will have plenty of solar energy and you can install them safely. But if you live in some other state where there is little sun it is better not to waste money. Generally speaking solar panels absorb solar energy to produce electricity for free. Which can help significantly reduce your energy bills. So you will become more economical.