Innovation comes with price and consequences. This phrase is haunting us all, given the current environmental conditions and never-ending inflation. For over a century, the conventional mode of power production has led us to the point where we had to look for electricity alternatives. We have been using electricity produced from oil for more than a century now but at the cost of both our wallets and climate. The hope emerges in the darkest times and, in this case, in the form of solar energy. We have seen a growing trend of people switching to clean energy alternatives like solar energy, wind energy, and biomass. Of all the mentioned solar panels, which revolutionized our lives and made us self-sufficient in power and energy.
Solar panel manufacturing has become a vast industry. Hundreds of factories are mass-producing solar panels round the clock, and the markets are flooded with every kind of solar panel. If someone wants to install a setup for their home, They should hire an excellent consultant to guide them. However, if someone wants to “Do it yourself,” then here are some tips and foresight that you should keep in mind before or during the installation.
Switching to solar is a good thing for people. In this way, people shall get a lifetime supply of electricity without paying a single penny (except the installation cost).
Doing research is a good habit. It allows the customer to have an insight into many things. In this case, the research necessary. If someone is trying to buy a solar for their home, make sure w how much energy they need for their home. They can do that by calculating their house’s general electricity consumption and selecting a matching solar setup. Again the market is flooded with solar panels of every sort. They have to pick one that suits their energy requirements.
After the customer analyzed his requirements, they then need to buy a perfect setup. Solar setup generally includes solar panels, racks, railings, and inverters. Each of these is available in many varieties depending upon their efficiencies. The client should buy from a trusted seller and make sure they get warranties for them. Solar panels are delicate apparatuses, so customers have to be extra careful while transporting them. By the time they develop cracks, most of them are caused due to careless handling during the transportation phase. Consumers can also compare the prices and warranties of the solar panels and get the best deals for themselves, and for that, they need a bit of extra research. Most of the panel manufacturers boast warranties between 15 to 30 years. Most of the time, panels with 25 to 30 years warranty are a bit costly, so keep that in their mind and buy the best product for their setup.
This part should be left for the experts with a professional license, but we can help out if someone is a DIY enthusiast. First of all, take a good look at the site you want your setup to be installed. Make sure nothing is getting in the way of your setup and the sunlight. Select the ideal position and place the racks and mounts for the panels. Ensure your mounting is installed in the ideal spot and is not affected by any of the shades. It is essential for your panels to attain maximum sunlight and are not shaded by any adjacent object. Because of shading, your panels get affected and lose their efficiency over time. It is in your good interest to remove anything like that.
Connecting the panels
With the mounts being set, you are ready to connect panels with them. Again, you need to take extra care while doing so. It is best to tilt your panels at a certain angle so that they can have maximum sunlight. More sunlight means more production of energy. Keep making sure that nothing blocks sunlight from reaching the panels because it can drastically affect your setup’s efficiency. So you need to remove that thing or relocate your panel to an ideal place.
With everything else ready and set, now you have to install an inverter in the setup. The inverter is pivotal in the whole installation as it converts sunlight from the panels to electricity. The next thing is you have to upgrade your house’s electrical wiring system because it is necessary. Your old wiring is not compatible with solar panels, so get rid of it and rewire your whole house.
It is better to hire someone with a professional license for this job. You can still contribute by making sure that you are buying the best product because you can never go wrong by going solar.