At times you will be faced with an issue of a mind-boggling question like what are the steps to install solar, can I install solar?
That is when you get to feel like is it that important. Or maybe it is reserved for solar technicians
Think about this:
Imagine you set out to install solar for your home and don’t have the cash to spend or on a low budget.
You intend to do the installation all by yourself after watching some few youtube videos.
You finished your solar installation.
Everything works for a couple of weeks. You are producing your own electric power and you
Are excited about how the system works.
However, something happens. The solar system does not produce enough for your home.
You ask yourself what happened.
Did the installation go right?
Should I go back to the electric company for electric power?
What do you do then?
Ever thought of investing in a venture you were very excited about and later backed off because of loss of excitement.
I felt the same when I first installed solar in my home.
I have some few steps to help you follow before installing any solar system at your home and
It all boils down in these areas:
Let’s look at each of these steps to install solar in more detail and see what questions you should ask yourself if you intend going solar.
Let’s dive in.
Thinking of installing a solar power system for your home?
Whether you’re seeking to lower your utility bill or to make the switch to renewable energy for a cleaner environment,
there are several benefits to going solar.
But with the amount of information available to us and the financial investment involved, it can become overwhelming.
These 10 Steps to installing solar breaks it down into a clear way to visualize how the process operates from start to finish.
Research before you buy. Ask friends and family who have PV systems installed for recommendations and visit trusted sites that can provide certified, licensed contractors for you to consider: Better business bureau, HSEA, and so forth. They will be in a better position to explain every detail involved in getting a PV system before any investment.
An appointment to meet with a representative of the company who will be able to assess both your current and planned power usage to give you a better idea of what type and size of system you’ll need.
Discuss what payment options you have based on and what you are comfortable with and able to handle financially.
After you have made an informed choice on a licensed contractor to proceed with, the design and style process begins.
Your service provider will evaluate your home to create a system and electrical layout that will work best for your home based on factors such as location and shading.
A structure permit and Net Energy Metering Agreement are necessary to ensure that your installation follows all codes and that your system will qualify for power interconnection with HECO.
Your company will be able to determine whether further documentation will be required.
Now the set up begins…
Typically the solar panels sit on top of mounting equipment which is attached to the structural support of your roof.
After the solar power system is installed, your technicians will work with the city & region to complete the assessments necessary to close up out your permit. Following this HECO will schedule a trade out your existing meter for a Net Energy Meter.
When all testing, making it possible for and interconnections are completed, the system is energized and you begin producing your own power.
Be sure to address any final questions that you might have with your service provider.
If applicable, be sure that they have provided you with all the documentation that you will need for State & Federal tax credits.
Check with your specialist to see what monitoring systems are available for your solar power system and get into the practice of checking out your kWh production to monitor any changes.
The systems itself are low maintenance but should be cleaned once a year to remove dust and debris build-up that may be lowering efficiency.
That is it for steps to install solar. Regarding any tips please leave it on the comment section below.