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Can You Add Solar Panels to an Existing System?

Your home’s energy requirements change with time. Although your solar system was probably sized to provide enough energy for your needs when it was built, homeowners often find that increasing their solar system can help reduce their utility bills. These are some frequently asked questions regarding adding solar panels to your existing home solar system.

What Is the Best Time To Add Solar Panels?

You may need more solar energy if you have made significant lifestyle changes since the installation of solar panels. You may have an increased energy need by working remotely, buying an electric car (EV), adding a swimming pool, or other home improvements.

What Is the Best Way To Find Out How Many Solar Panels I Should Add?

ESD Solar energy consultants will review your past solar monitoring data and electricity bills to assess your current energy consumption. ESD Solar will consider any changes you may be making, such as purchasing an EV. This will allow you to determine the number of additional solar panels that are recommended.

Are New Panels and Battery Storage Compatible With My Current System?

Your provider will evaluate your current setup before you begin the process of expanding it. ESD Solar’s systems are built to last for decades. It is rare to have to replace an entire system to add solar panels. You may need to upgrade certain components depending on the age and condition of your home’s solar system to expand your vision.

Each ESD Solar panel is a microinverter, which makes them ideal for modular design. Additional solar panels can be easily integrated into an existing solar system or solar monitoring process. If your current solar system is outdated or incompatible with your expansion goals, you can choose to either replace it entirely or install a separate system.

Should I Stick With My Original Solar Panel Installer To Expand?

There are many benefits to choosing the same solar installer who did your initial installation. It can be tedious to keep in touch with several companies to obtain customer service and warranty information. A single company may be able to maintain a similar appearance when installing new solar panels. This may appeal to homeowners.

You are not out of luck if your first installation experience was not satisfactory or if you were not satisfied with the service provided by the company you worked with, ESD Solar will work closely with you to meet your specific needs and provide confidence in your expansion experience.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at! ESD is one of the top solar panel companies in Florida! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!