How do I install Solar PV Panels to my home?
Installing photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to your home is a great way of reducing your carbon footprint and making more sustainable choices when it comes to your energy consumption, but how do you arrange for PV panels to be installed on your home?
If you are considering investing in solar panels for your home or business but are unsure of what the process entails, we have gone through each stage for you, so you know what to expect from a solar installation.
Installing PV panels is not a haphazard process, each installation is tailored to best suit the building the panels are being fitted to. If you’re thinking of having solar panels installed on your home, it is essential to have it looked at by a surveyor first.
Surveyors will visit your home to carry out necessary inspections on your building’s structure, take measurements and respond to any specific requirements you have. From this, they will note any restrictions or obstructions to take into consideration when designing the optimal layout for your solar installation.
The surveyor will create the solar system design for your property using the information they collect from their visit. They will consider the location, weight-bearing ability, direction and angle of your roof, ensuring the right product type and most practical design is achieved to maximise your solar panels’ efficiency. Any potential obstacles will also be analysed during this process, assuring you that the installation process will go as smoothly as possible.
Scaffolding will need to be put up prior to your solar installation (provided by our sister business Ingleford Scaffolding) to allow for safe access to your roof. Following this, fixing mounts will be attached to the rafters of your roof ready for your new PV panels to be clamped on to.
Once the panels are attached the necessary wiring will take place and the panels will be connected to the solar inverter. (An inverter is the component that converts the energy your PV panels generate into the electricity you can use in your home.) The final step will be connecting the inverter to the grid/the solar battery (depending on which option you chose), where any surplus energy generated by your PV panels will go.
Despite being a complex process, the turnaround for getting your solar panels is rather quick, with the installation itself normally taking 1-2 days to be completed.
Following installation the scaffold will be removed and you will receive a full handover pack detailing your system, emergency procedures and any guidance.
If you’re looking to get a solar system fitted on your property, choose Flowing Energy Solutions. Our experts will work directly with you to assess, design and implement the perfect solar solutions for you and your home or business. Get in touch to find out more and book your solar installation today.
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