Efficient solar panel installation
For efficient solar panel
installation system, you
must understand these
• The amount of power
• The direction of your
• Grid tie inverter
The amount of power your
• Since it is possible to run
all your appliances with
your solar system, you
must know how many
home appliances will run
on the new solar panels.
For instance, an average
household can contain
appliances like lighting,
computer, space heating,
space cooling, water
heating, and other
Keep in mind that in summer heating reduces
and it increases in winter. Cooling also
increases in summer and it reduces in
winter. If you live in a sunny region, your
heating expenses will dramatically fall and
this area can be good for solar power.
It is essential to record the actual wattage of
your appliances to get a clear picture of how
many solar panels your household needs.
The direction of your solar panel
• Reasonably enough, it is essential to keep
your solar panels in the direction of most
sunlight and for the longest period during
• Sometimes this can be a daunting task if
there are shades around from tall buildings
and trees. But it is good to note that you are
not obliged to install your solar panel on a
roof, you can put your system on the ground
using stand alone facilities to get the best sun
exposure. This can be a good option in
tweaking your panels for the best
performance. But if you are installing it on
Grid tie inverter
A grid-tie inverter is
current (DC) electri
city into alternating
current (AC) with
an ability to
interface with a
utility line. This is
the majority of
electronic devices in
your house use AC.
Everyone, preparing to
build solar panels,
consider going with a
grid tie inverter.
The number of
batteries you need
depends greatly on
For instance, if you use
LED lighting and a
few small appliances
intermittently, a 100
AH battery may
you have the correct
sized solar panel to
appliances, you will
You will also require a solar regulator ( also
known as a charger controller) to monitor the
battery bank and regulate the charge to ensure
maximum charging without damaging the battery bank
The size of your regulator should exceed the total amp
rating of your solar panels because they are rated by
the amount of current they can receive from the solar
panels. They must therefore be able to handle the
maximum current that can be produced by the solar
• The Solar panel is encased in a metal frame
(most of the time aluminum) which will allow the
panels to be screwed or clamped easily on
• Other materials needed for installation are: roof
anchors, made of aluminum or steel. They are
used as bases where the mounting frame is
• Special locking system and bolts to screw the
metal frame tightly.
• The clamp, used to secure the solar panels on
the mounting frame. It may be end-clamp and
After you have all the components needed for
efficient solar panel installation system, the
installation process may be done by
homeowners using the installation tips found on
the web or may be done by a professional solar
A professional solar panel system installer will
survey the area, particularly the location where
it is mounted.
Efficient solar panel installation
1. Scaffolding. Scaffolding is also called staging, it is a
temporary structure a solar panel installer can use to
support himself during the installation. It is placed
before the installation process begins. It is usually
erected to reach the roofs for easy mounting.
Ladders are incorporated to ensure safety in
accordance with the Health and Safety codes.
2. Surveying and positioning the roof anchors.
You will first survey your roof, measure it and mark
it to indicate correct positioning of panels.
Positioning phase is very vital in every
installation to ensure that the panel frames are in
its correct locations.
3. Attaching the frame.
• After properly securing roof anchors on
the roof, the aluminum mounting frame
or bars are attached. Ensure that they are
parallel to each other before locking
them in place.
4. Installing Solar panels.
After mounting the bars where the frames
are placed properly, the solar panels
can be installed. They may be in rows
or columns depending on the space of
5. Wiring the panels.
The solar panels must be wired together
to produce a complete electrical system.
• Adding solar panels to your roof or
backyard requires an upfront
investment, but in the long run, it could
save you a lot of money. To verify
whether this investment would be
worthwhile for you, you can visit how
much does a solar panel cost. With
efficient solar panel installation system,
you can also check your system’s
performance and shorten the payback