I'm looking for advice on choosing from two solar panel proposals. I have a historic landmark brownstone in Brooklyn with a flat roof and am looking for the most power that I can fit into the roof while still meeting all the fire and landmark requirements.
One proposal is a 9kw system with 25 SunPower X panels, mixed orientation and 2 degree pitch.
The other proposal is a 6kw system with 17 LG 360W panels with a 25 degree tilt.
They both have a similar price after tax credits and rebates, but the LG seller tells me that having so many panels on a Brooklyn roof like that will require delays in approvals and that a mixed orientation is not advisable and that the tilt angle is also not advisable.
If I were to look at purely an economic decision 9kw for the same money as 6kw makes the 9kw system an easy decision.
Are the warnings about the mixed orientation, tilt or the placement of so many panels a merited criticism? Which system/provider should I go with in this case? Are there hidden costs with going with SunPower vs LG360?