The optimal tilt for solar panels: why most calculators are wrong
If you’re a solar homeowner, of course you want your solar panels to generate as much electricity as possible. One of the ways to do this is by tilting them at the optimal angle so they capture the maximum amount of sunlight year-round. So what is the best tilt angle for solar panels in the United States? Short answer: a tilt of approximately 25° to 35° will work best for locations in the US.