We cover all sorts of different topics when it comes to solar panels, but the real question is, how does solar installation work? How do we install these solar panels? Installing solar panels onto your home is one of the smartest things you can do as a home owner for many different reasons. But it is also important to know how they are installed as an owner of solar panels.
The first step to installing solar panels is to find the most optimal location for the solar installation. Remember just because the sun is hitting that portion of the room at that moment in time doesn’t mean it’s the most optimal place to install them. You have to pay attention to the pitch and direction the roof is facing. Because of that, you need to pick a location that gives the most sunlight possible.
Building A Platform:
The next vital step that goes into solar installation is having a proper foundation for them to be on. To do that you need to prepare the area the solar panels are being installed on and to do that you need to build a platform. The best material to use for this platform would be a form of metal like aluminum. A key thing to remember when designing the platform is to keep the size of the solar panels in mind and to ensure you are building them to withstand all different kinds of weather.
Mounting The Platform:
After you build the platform the next step would be to mount the platform. there are many different mounting methods that work. Here is a list of a few:
-Many more systems
The entire reason for such a broad selection of systems is because every house brings its own challenges and because of that we select what we think would be the best way to hold your solar panels in place.
After all of the solar panels are properly installed and mounted the next step is to wire them all together using a junction connector or fuse combiner box. A good way to increase the durability of your wires is to insulate the wires. This can prevent power leakages as well as accidents. The wiring portion is CRUCIAL that is why you should not be handling this stage if you aren’t an experienced technician. Instead, hire a professional to do it for you so it can all go off without a hitch. Contact us today if you need to talk to a professional.
Ground the Panels and Mounts:
Doing this step is absolutely VITAL, the importance of this step is evident in the description of what it does when it’s done correctly. What does grounding them achieve?
-Protects you and others from potentially fatal shocks.
-Significantly lowers the chances of a fire breaking out from the system
-Protects the system from lightning surges
Connect The Electrical Components
The next step is to properly wire the rest of the components, since the wires which are determined by the type of solar systems are already in place it should be relatively easy to determine how to do it.
If you have a backup battery then there will be a lot more electrical components, in this instance the best practice is to triple check to ensure your connections to the charge controller, battery and inverter are all done correctly.
Before you run a test your best idea is to double check the system as well as wiring systems just to make sure you don’t see any mistakes before you run the system. Once that’s done and everything is running properly then congratulations you have entered the world of solar power.