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Our Solar Panel Installation Process

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1. Initial Assessment

Upon receiving your quote from our team, one of our qualified solar technicians will visit you to assess your home. This usually takes no longer than 45 minutes.

We assess your home to find out if you’d benefit from a solar panel installation and you’ll have the opportunity to ask us anything about the solar install process.

After your home assessment, we’ll confirm your quote to ensure you have all the details in front of you before deciding to have your solar panels installed.

2. Scaffolding

This is dependent on the type of building you have. The scaffolding will go up two days before the installation to make sure there is plenty of time to make everything safe for our installers.

Unlike many other installers, we always include the cost of the scaffold in our quote so you know exactly where you stand.

3. Roof Anchors

We’ll check the measurements taken during your site survey and make small chalk marks on your roof to show where the panels will go. The chalk will wash off the next time it rains. The next step is to screw the roof anchors to the rafters.

4. Attaching the Frame

Next, the aluminum bars that make up the frame are then locked into the anchors and screwed into place. We’ll check each bar to make sure it’s straight, and that all the bars are parallel. This is the most important step in making sure the panels will look correct.

5. Fitting Panels

With the bars in place, the next step is to clamp the panels to the frame. Depending on what’s easier, we may fit the panels by row or by column.

As well as taking measurements, we’ll check that the panels look straight – not just from where we’re sitting on the roof, but from down on the ground too.

6. Wiring

Panels are already wired by the manufacturer so connecting them is fairly straightforward. How we connect the panels depends on the system’s voltage, amperage, and power, as well as the position of the panels and any shading on the roof. The wires connecting the panels are then kept off the roof tiles by attaching the cables to the rails the panels are clamped to.

7. Inverter Setup

To get the finished system connected, we need to run the DC wiring from the panels into your home.

Our electricians always work hard to hide as much of the wiring as possible by routing the cable into the loft space under the panels.

8. Commissioning the system

Once the wiring’s complete, your project manager will switch on the inverter and power up the system. They’ll send the voltage readings to the team at head office, where we’ll check them against the expected performance and confirm the system’s performing up to standard. The final step is for us to apply for your MCS certificate.

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