A Guide to Solar Installation
The Process of Solar Installation
Solar panel installation is a quick and easy process that will completely transform the way your home operates. It’s almost hard to believe your home can run completely off renewable energy after one day’s work! The panel installation process involves a number of steps from panel placement to wiring and inverter connection.
We’ll take you through the process step by step to provide a clear idea of what takes place on installation day.
- The initial assessment
The team at JNT will run you through the initial home assessment to identify whether your home and lifestyle will benefit from solar power. This checklist includes the assessment of roof orientation and structure, current power usage and the number of panels you’d require for the system to run efficiently.
- Roof preparation
We will undertake a comprehensive inspection of your roof before the installation commences. Roof preparation will include any maintenance and adjustments required to support the longevity of your new solar panels.
Solar panels are designed to last well over 20 years, and your roof’s structural integrity plays a pivotal role in supporting their longevity.
Panels Go Up
When your roof has been given the all clear, our experienced electricians will begin the electrical wiring process by connecting the electrical panel to the general power system.
- Mounting the panels
The panels are connected to the roof with a mounting system, which is generally stainless steel or high grade aluminium. It is the only part of the system that is directly attached to the roof. The mounting will ensure the panels are in a position where sun exposure is optimal.
The mounting system is manufactured to the highest quality to ensure your solar panels remain protected and in position throughout their lifetime.
- Connecting to the inverter
Finally, your new solar panels are connected to the inverter(s). The inverter will convert the DC energy to AC energy, which will power the appliances in your home.
- The final check
Upon completion of the installation, your solar power system will undergo a final evaluation. Once it’s approved, you’re all set, and the system will be connected to the meter where it can begin to generate electricity. You may need to purchase a new meter if your current meter (used to measure energy consumption in your home) is incompatible with your new solar system. If this is a requirement, we will alert you in the early stages of planning to avoid unexpected costs.
How Long Does Installation Take?
As you can see, solar panel installation is a relatively straightforward process. In most cases, installation will be completed within one day. A longer timeframe may be required for larger houses or commercial buildings.
How Do The Panels Work Once
The panels will be positioned on your roof in the most optimal space for sunlight absorption. The rays absorbed through the panels are converted into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity is then passed through the inverter and converted into alternating current (AC) electricity, which will power your home.
Get in Touch With JNT Electrical
If you have more questions about solar installation or you’re curious to find out if solar power is the right switch for you, contact us today.