After learning about the numerous benefits solar panels offer you and your home, you’re ready to begin designing a system. While you feel confident enough to figure out all the details, you may start wondering, “do I need a professional to design my solar panel solutions?” Here’s what you’ll want to know.
If you choose to design your own system, you should take the time to properly research common mistakes that get made during the design and installation process. Of course, the best way to avoid these mistakes is to consult with a professional.
Accurately estimating the size of your system is not as simple as it might seem. Estimating the proper size involves more than just considering your average energy use and then installing enough solar panels to cover that use.
A solar panel system must account for a wide variety of variables to perform at the desired level. These factors include:
As you’re designing your solar panel system, you’re probably thinking primarily of your needs right now. While you’ve considered the long-term benefits of installing solar panels, you may not have factored in additional maintenance or changes down the line.
As time passes, your energy needs and consumption may change or increase. And if your entire roof is already taken up by your soal panel system, how would you add more panels to meet your needs?
Before you finalize your design, make sure that it’s expandable and equipped to accommodate a variety of needs years into the future. Solar-Verse professionals can help.
If you’ve decided to accumulate parts over time instead of buying everything up front, you may run into an issue where you have incompatible parts.
Inverters need to be able to handle a panel’s output. While different sized panels may not fit properly together on the mount. Not to mention that you could end up with components that won’t wire together correctly, or be able to access manufacturer support because your system’s parts come from different businesses.
To save yourself a lot of time, money, and headaches later on, make sure that your parts can operate safely together.
Solar panels offer benefits to your home for years to come. You increase the value of your home. You save on energy costs. And you help create a more sustainable planet. But improper system design and installation will leave you with expenses you hadn’t planned for.
To avoid the loss of time and money, and to save yourself from a stressful situation, schedule a free consultation with Solar-Verse today.