I was wondering if someone could possibly provide some assistance. I'm looking to buy a small place a rural Scotland that's totally off grid and in need of complete renovation.
My idea was to install a small 1.6KW Solar Panel system for my electricity needs with the possibility of small wind turbine in due course.
Now my question is, how do I judge if the roof of the property is suitable for Solar Panels, I've already visited the place but I can't give any specifics about the roof direction, inclination nor the size, which at the time I didn't know I would be going down this route.
Are there any resources or calculators out there that can provide such information preferably whereby I can do a search on Google Maps or equivalent and find my desired property and select, something that will give me accurate results on suitability.
All the calculators I've seen online, I have to generally provide the roof area and direction which I don't have the info off hand, I personally don't want to do another 700 miles round trip just to find out the details.
Surely there must be an App or website where I can just input the postcode and find the property and get the desired results, maybe I'm not so clued up as my search to date hasn't really provided a simplified answer.
I don't want to contact Solar Energy Companies directly as all they seem to want to do is flog me an over priced system that I don't necessarily know will be suitable or not.
Any help will be warmly received.
Many thanks in advance.