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Advosy Construction

Dec 22

In the United States, more than one million homes have gone solar. Many more are looking to install solar panels on their roofs. It's important to understand what happens in a typical solar installation and how you can install your own system if you are looking for energy. Before those shiny black cells can be powered up, there are five important steps you need to take after you sign your Advosy Energy. Your chosen solar company will usually follow these five steps to install a solar system:

1. Engineering site visit

After you have signed your Arizona sun company contract, (whether it's a loan, lease, or cash purchase agreement), an engineer will visit your home to assess the electrical condition and make sure everything is compatible with your new system. This usually happens within a few days of signing the contract.

This evaluation makes sure that the roof is free of cracks and allows natural light to enter panels. Any problems that do occur during this period, such as hailstorm damage which can invalidate warranties, can usually be resolved by the installers before actual installations take place. This is to avoid unnecessary delays.

2. Permits and documentation

You will also need to apply for incentives. These permits are specific to your area and can be arranged by your installer.

People apply for state and federal solar incentives, such as the Federal ITC, local programs, clean energy financing initiatives, like PACE, or government rebates on top SRECs. It is important to know what you want and who does it so that you don't waste time looking at different companies before you find the right one.

3. Ordering equipment

Inverters and solar panels are the components that you will need to assess for your system. Although your installer may recommend one brand, there are many options. When comparing brands, durability, efficiency, and aesthetics are important.

4. Solar panel installation

Once the electrical wiring has been completed, the installers will attach racking to support the panels. This is the only piece that will be attached to your roof. After the panels have been leveled and are securely attached to the rack, they can be placed onto it. The inverters are then connected by an electrician to convert direct current energy into alternating current that can be used in homes and grids.

5. Approval and interconnection

Connecting your panels to the grid is the final step in going solar. A representative from your town government will inspect your system before you can connect it to the grid. This inspection basically double-checks the work of the Arizona solar company.

After this inspection, you are ready to go for grid interconnection. Your electric company representative will visit your home to inspect the solar panel system.