Solar panel consists of number of photovoltaic cells connected to each other to produce electricity. The solar panels have efficiency depending on the area covered by it. The efficiency of the solar panel can be calculated by MPP. Installation of solar panel includes multiple modules connected to each other, results in producing more power.
How to install solar panels on your house includes various procedures that are to be followed. By hiring a professional expert is most preferred choice as they know what to do and how to do it. The whole process is expected to take 90 days.
The following things you need to do:
1. Energy audit to be made
Some states require an audit to made before you buy a solar panel or install a solar panel at your home.
2. Physical installation inspection
Before installing PV modules you must first inspect your roof top whether its facing the South direction or not. If not then you are required to built a new roof which will increase the expense. Since the contractor does not do this job.
3. Investment and financing
Now come the investment amount that is to be decided and how it should be financed. We must consider all the points such as net metering, energy audit, cost, lifetimes, warranty and so on.
4. Locating contractor
Search as many contractors as you can and discuss the issues also get them to do a survey of your house.
5. Choose the contractor.
Now choose the best contractor. No contractor should charge advance payment before the work is completed. The payment should be made according the work is done.
6. Completion of work within six weeks
The work of installation of solar panel at your home should be completed within six weeks.
Installation process gets completed within two days but the country inspection takes time.Wait for the new meter to get installed.
7. Tutorial for operation.
Your contractor needs to make you familiar with the system that is being installed at your home. You should know each and every function also the precautionary measures.
8. Paperwork for final rebate
Rebates are paid only when your system is properly installed and is in working condition. So in order to receive the rebate we should complete the paperwork as soon as possible.
9. Maintain the system.
You should maintain your PV modules properly and if anything happens to the PV module call the contractor if it’s under warranty.