If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely taken the decision to install solar panels in your business. Congratulations! because you’ve taken a significant step toward living more sustainably and saving a lot of money on your electricity bill Though it may appear to be simple, installing solar panels necessitates a number of large and minor decisions, and if the proper steps/decisions are not performed, you will lose out on the benefits and will not be able to fully utilise them. As a result, we propose that an engineer come to your location to avoid any catastrophes. An engineer is well-versed in the full installation procedure and is well-positioned to provide you with advice in this regard.
1. Make sure the Solar Panel isn’t damaged in any way.
The main advantage of having an engineer come out is that he can correctly advise you on the type, size, and quality of solar panels that will work best for your roof’s location and structure.
2. Use of Shadows
An engineer is the best person to advise you on how to get the most out of your solar panels. He considers the shadow impact and recommends that the panels be installed in a location where the shadow effect is minimised.
3. Guidance on structural issues
Before installing a solar system at your business, you should consult with an engineer. He also offers structural assistance to ensure that the panels installed are appropriate for the weather. If the area where you want to install the system has a lot of wind, the engineer will recommend the brand and size that you should use. Otherwise, if you omit this step, the solar panels may fly away in the event of a strong wind storm.
4. System size and capacity
An engineer will also advise you on the system’s size/capacity depending on your use pattern as seen on your electricity bill.
Why Is an Engineer Visit Necessary?
The following are some crucial questions to keep in mind and discuss with the engineer:
1: How big of a solar system can I put up?
Users frequently inquire about how many watts of system they should install. Please keep in mind that the size of the solar system that has to be installed is determined by the size of the roof top surface as well as your consumption habits. Because the consumption of a small house is lower than that of a large one, a smaller house requires a smaller system.
2: What should be the inclination’s degree?
The tilt angle is a crucial consideration when installing solar panels. The tilt angle of a solar panel is the angle formed by the horizontal ground and the solar module, which is determined by your location’s latitude. To achieve the most output, you should position your panels on the solar panel stand at that angle.
3: What is the direction of the Sun?
The solar system should be placed in such a way that it receives the most sunlight. The sun shines on the solar panels, which generate electricity. With the help of the inverter, the DC from the sun is transformed to AC.
4: Should the Solar Panels be positioned in separate locations or should they be installed together?
Solar panels should be installed together for optimal output and performance; otherwise, wiring will be strewn across your rooftop.
5: Where should the solar inverter be installed?
It’s best to keep the solar inverter out of direct sunlight. The space should be well-ventilated and moisture-resistant. It should also be possible to reach the location for maintenance needs.
6: How will the solar panels be transported to the roof?
Moving the panels from the ground to the top floor should be done with caution. If you’re taking the stairs, use additional caution, especially around curves and corners.
As you can see, there are various advantages to having an engineer come. Installing a solar system is a costly endeavour, and you don’t want to waste your money. As a result, it is in your best interests to schedule an engineer visit and receive specific solutions to your difficulties. Please contact G8Solar if you have any questions about an engineer visit.