Solar power is free energy from the sun. It is a clean energy choice and a reliable one. It converts sunlight into electricity. Solar panels can be installed at your home or business. When using solar power for your personal utilities, you are reducing the greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Energy Information Administration, “solar radiation, which is nearly constant outside the Earth's atmosphere, varies with changing atmospheric conditions (clouds and dust) and the changing position of the Earth relative to the sun.”
The amount of sun you will be able to receive for your solar modules will depend upon where you live and your surroundings. For instance, if you live in the mid-west, you may receive 6 to 7 hours of maximum sunlight per day. If you live in the south that is usually flat lands, you may only receive 5 hours max. You probably need a good mile of pasture to get more sunlight. The more sunlight you receive, the more output you will be able to produce from your solar powered system. If you are on a mountain, you will be able to produce more solar power because you would not have any trees around you. The altitude and the vast openness would be to your advantage for solar power.
There are two days a year where you can produce more energy from solar power than other days. That day is a solstice. According to Wikipedia, “a solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice a year when the sun's appearance position in the sky reaches its northernmost or southernmost extremes.” It goes on to say that the path of the sun will come to a stop before reversing direction. It can also refer to the day or date when this happens.
A solstice is a change of seasons at the center of the year. The solstice is mid-June or December. The solstice means the sun is at its highest peak and it is most productive. It will give you the most sunlight and produce more solar power. The tilt of the modules depends upon where you are located. The angle of your modules can change with the seasons, too. Directional devices can help with this by changing the angle of your modules for you.
Why are you still depending on your local utility company? How does the summer solstice affect you? You need to learn about alternative energy in your area of the world where you live.