The anatomy of a solar installation

The anatomy of a solar installation

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POWERHOME Solar offers residential and commercial solar installation services in nine states, and we expect many electricity customers will save money by signing up for solar. Our goal is to increase the use of renewable energy one solar installation at a time, and help homeowners and business owners to own their power too.

We offer an easy, three-step process so that you may be able to reduce your carbon footprint as soon as your solar panels are energized. Adding solar power is a big move, and you may be wondering what exactly a solar installation entails. Before adding solar power, you should be as informed as possible on the anatomy of a solar installation. POWERHOME Solar is here to provide information on what to expect when installing solar panels on your home or business.

The anatomy of a solar installation

What does a solar installation entail? With POWERHOME Solar, we offer a simple three-step process to get you started. We’re here to walk you through the actual steps of building your solar power system, so that you know exactly how your solar panels will function.

Step 1: See if your home or business qualifies

The first step in beginning the solar panel installation process is to reach out to a solar specialist to see if your home or business qualifies. With POWERHOME Solar, qualified homeowners are eligible for 100% financing with $0 down. Additionally, you should look into any state or local financial incentives that may apply to you.

Step 2: Schedule a visit with a solar expert

Once you know that you’re qualified to receive solar power, POWERHOME Solar will schedule a day and time for one of our solar experts to visit your home or business. We’ll look at key factors to consider when putting in a solar installation, such as the roof and ground area available for installing solar panels, the angle and material of your roofing, and the direction your house faces to determine if it is capable of receiving the necessary peak sun hours. From there, POWERHOME Solar experts are able to determine what size of system you’ll need to meet your needs.

You will receive a custom proposal from our solar experts on the spot, and if you make the decision to sign, POWERHOME Solar professionals will begin the behind-the-scenes permitting process required by your local government for installation. This may take some time and will vary based on your municipality. Once the permits are approved, the official installation process will begin.

Step 3: The installation

Once all of the logistics have been covered, POWERHOME Solar will schedule a date and time to begin the installation process. The installation process only takes a day or two, and the process itself will vary based on whether you’ve chosen to proceed with a rooftop or ground installation. But first, our solar experts will prepare the job site.

Preparing the job site

POWERHOME Solar experts need to access your electric panels and attic during the installation process. This may include moving some furniture around and setting up items to protect your floors. If you’re having a solar installation put on your rooftop, our experts will set up ladders or scaffolding and take additional safety measures required by law. Your safety, the protection of your home and business, and the safety of our solar experts is our top priority throughout the solar installation process. After the job site has been properly prepared, your solar installation will begin.

Rooftop solar installations

If your solar installation will be on your rooftop, metal rails will be mounted onto your existing roof to hold the solar panels in place. This provides the solar panels with a solid foundation, ensuring that they will be long-lasting. The panels POWERHOME installs come with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty. A special sealant will be applied to any penetration to avoid leaks through the roof. Your solar panels will be installed onto the new metal railing and the necessary electrical components will be wired to convert the solar power into usable energy for your home or business. If you choose to have a backup battery installed along with your solar panels for power outage protection, this component also will be added.

Ground solar installations

If you’ve chosen a ground solar installation, the process will differ slightly from a rooftop installation, although the mechanics will be generally the same. The job site preparation process also will be very similar, and will include clearing any debris, lawn furniture, etc. that may be in the way. Ground solar panels are placed on metal frames that are secured into the ground. They then will be placed at the angle that will allow them to receive optimal peak sunlight hours and thus generate the most energy for your home.

The final steps

Whether you have chosen a rooftop or ground solar installation, the final steps will be the same. Your POWERHOME Solar install team will make sure that everything is connected properly and ready for your local municipality to inspect their work. Your home and property will be cleaned up, and you won’t even know that we were there.

Reap the Benefits of Solar Power

The amazing thing about solar systems is that as soon as they are up and running in daylight hours, they will create energy from the sun. POWERHOME Solar makes the installation process simple. And support for our customers doesn’t end just because your solar panels have been installed and we’ve left your property. We’re available for customer support during our normal business hours.

Contact us today to see how you can add solar and own your power.