What to Expect During Your Solar Installation

What to Expect During Your Solar Installation

Panel solar installation is a great way to harness renewable energy while reducing your carbon footprint. The process of installing solar panels can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. Let’s examine the steps that are typically involved in a solar installation to help alleviate any concerns.

Initial Assessment

To begin, you should schedule an appointment with a company that offers solar installations. A representative will come to your home and evaluate the solar potential of your property, taking into consideration factors like roof orientation, shade, and space available.

Design and Proposal

After the assessment, the company will create a solar system that is customized to your needs. You will receive a proposal with information about the system’s estimated energy production and financial analysis.

Permits and Paperwork

Permits and paperwork are required before the installation can start. Solar installation companies will take care of all the paperwork and ensure compliance with local laws.

What to Expect During Your Solar Installation

Installation Day

A team of professionals will arrive on your property at the time scheduled for installation. Installing solar panels in your yard or on your roof, connecting the electrical components, and installing the inverter that converts solar energy to usable electricity is what they do.

Electrical Inspection and Interconnection

Once the installation has been completed, an electrical inspection is conducted to verify that the system meets all safety and code requirements. The solar system will then be connected to the utility grid after passing the inspection. This allows you to benefit from net metering and other programs.

Monitoring and System Activation

Your solar system is activated after the interconnection. You can then start producing your own clean electricity. You may be provided with a tracking system by the installation company that will allow you to monitor your system and its energy production.

Solar panels require little maintenance and are long-lasting. It is important to clean them and inspect your system periodically for optimal performance. You can ask the installation company about maintenance plans, or if they are available to answer any questions.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is the top choice for Tampa Bay Solar! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!