Powering a Household With Solar Power: 7 Installation Steps
Is it possible to power an entire household using only solar power?
Of course! However, installing solar panels will not be enough.
Wait, does that mean you’ll spend more on stuff besides the solar panels installation?
Most probably. A worthy investment like solar power requires commitment, patience, and money.
Nevertheless, the short- and long-term outcomes make up for all of it.
How does a solar power system installation happen?
Wondering how the whole process of powering an entire household happens?
Here are the seven common steps of the installation process:
1. Search for a provider.
The solar power system provider will make an initial assessment. This may happen in person or online.
During this stage, you have to disclose…
You contact details.
Your available schedules for site visits.
Your goals for installing a PV system.
Your desire to discuss a process overview.
Your preferred payment process (full, installment, lease, etc.)
If you hold back or miss any crucial detail, you’ll end up getting the shorter end of the stick.
2. Site visits follow.
After discussing the overview, several site visits will follow.
The provider will assess your roof’s type — if it is durable enough.
They will also check if your existing electrical panel’s capacity can cater to the current demand of the solar panel.
They will check if your roofing angle is low enough to absorb enough sunlight.
3. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork.
After a thorough assessment, the paperwork will follow. Fortunately, the provider takes care of all the hassle.
However, you still have to apply for incentives and fill in the building permit forms.
After those, your provider will submit them to the authorities.
Now, all you have to do is wait until the installation.
4. Choosing the right system.
Now, it’s time to choose the ideal equipment.
The provider, of course, will recommend their picks.
Although they are the most knowledgeable about this, you have to do your homework, too.
Research for the best PV systems in the market, today.
5. Order your system.
After choosing your system, all that’s left to do is wait.
The providers will ship the system — panels, inverters, etc. — after all the paperwork gets approved.
6. Installation time!
Now, finally — the day of installation has arrived.
Before this day, though, make sure you’ve thoroughly read the contract and signed it.
This installation will last two days. Other installations will last three days, depending on the size of the area.
7. Double-checking and connection
After the installation, a government representative will assess the provider’s work.
If your provider did a good job with the installation, you can now start producing your very own electricity.
Now, what if you’re planning to only use solar power for your entire household?
So, you’re thinking of going off-grid, huh?
Here’s a consideration: get some energy storage devices.
As mentioned earlier, you are going to spend a bit more if you really want the off-grid lifestyle.
Energy storage devices — in general, they don’t have similar prices with solar PV systems.
Nonetheless, they are highly beneficial. Energy storage devices are where you will store your surplus energy.
You will use this surplus energy for cloudy days, where the sun can’t supply enough for your panels to generate electricity.
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