This blog is going to be a short one. Why? Because we don’t believe in making a mountain out of a molehill. Here’s a step by step, 1, 2, 3 guide to the simple and straightforward solar panel installation process. The whole operation tends to take no longer than one day. As always, ensure you’re using a registered provider who has been for a site visit and given you a tailored quote, based on what will work for you.
And here we go:
- Set up a call with a registered provider to talk through the viability of solar panels for your property and discuss your specific needs. Everyone is different, your system should reflect that.
- Following the call, organise a site visit. Determine where the solar panels will go and talk through the contract, your current electricity usage and budget. You will need this contract in order to apply for the grant on offer. (If you’re reading this and think that applying for a grant is a lot of work, it’s not, don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it).
- Once the contract is in place and you’ve paid a deposit, the provider will pass on your details to a BER assessor. They will send someone out to do a pre-works report (this is also a requirement for grant approval) and you’re all set. With Caldor, all of this will be included in your initial quote so there are no hidden costs.
- What’s next? You guessed it, now it’s time to install the panels themselves, or rather, it’s time to let your provider install the panels. That means securing a mounting system which will allow the panels to be placed at 18-36 degrees to ensure maximum sunlight exposure.
- Then it’s on to the installation of electrical wiring. Once the wiring is in place a solar inverter will be connected to the system so that electricity can start being generated. This should be done in conjunction with a generation meter to monitor the amount of electricity the solar panels are actually producing which can be checked on your computer or other device. This can help you understand when it is best to use various appliances.
- The final step is to start and test the panels. And there you have it. It’s all done and dusted. This guide to the solar installation process is complete.
Then it’s time to sit back, and let the rewards start coming forth. If only all home improvements were this straightforward.
To speak with an advisor on what might work for you – simply start a chat with one of our advisors here.