If you are reading this article, you have probably made a decision to install solar panels in your establishment. Congratulations! because you have taken a big step towards eco-friendly living and saving big on your electricity bill. Though it sounds easy, installing solar panels involves a lot of big and small decisions to be made and if the right step/ decision is not taken you will tend to lose on its benefits and not maximize it to its fullest. Hence, we recommend an engineer visit for your site to avoid any such mishaps. An engineer is well equipped with knowledge about the entire installation process and is well-positioned to advise you in this regard.
1. Avoid any destruction of the Solar Panel
The major benefit of an engineer visit is that he can guide you properly about the type/ size/ quality of solar panels that will suit the location and structure of your roof.
2. Shadow Effect
An engineer is the best judge to help you get the maximum benefit of your solar panels. He takes into account the shadow effect and advises to accordingly install the panels in a place where the shadow effect is minimal.
3. Structural advice
The role of an engineer is very important before installing a solar system at your establishment. He also provides structural advice, so that the panels that are installed are best suited to the weather conditions. Suppose the area where you want to install the system has high windy conditions then the engineer will advise accordingly on the brand and the size that you should install at your location. Else, if you skip this process the solar panels might just fly off in case of heavy wind storms.
4. Size/ Capacity of the system
An engineer will also guide you on the Size/ Capacity of the system based on your consumption pattern as per the electricity bill.
Why Is Engineer Visit Required?
Some of the important questions to be kept in mind and discussed with the engineer are:
1: How many watts solar system can I install?
Often users ask this question about how many watts system should they install. Please note the size of a solar system that needs to be installed depends upon the roof top area size and your consumption pattern. A small house needs a smaller sized system when compared to a large sized house because the consumption is lower for a smaller house.
2: What should be the degree of inclination?
An important thing to keep in mind while installing solar panels is the tilt angle. The Solar panel tilt angle is the angle between the horizontal ground and the solar module, which is decided according to the latitude of your location. You should get your panels fixed on the solar panel stand at that particular angle to get the maximum output.
3: What is the Sun’s direction?
The solar system should be installed in a direction to receive maximum sunlight. The light from the sun falls on the solar panels from where electricity is generated. This DC from the sun is converted into AC with the help of the inverter.
4: Can the Solar Panels be installed in different places or should they be placed together?
For better output and performance solar panels should be installed together, else there will be wires all over your rooftop.
5: Where should I install the Solar inverter?
The solar inverter should be placed away from direct sunlight. The area should have proper ventilation and be moisture resistant. The place should also be accessible for maintenance purposes.
6: How to carry the solar panels to the roof?
Care should be taken to move the panels from the ground to the top floor. If you are using the stairs extra caution must be taken especially at the turns and corners.
You can see that there are numerous benefits of an engineer visit. Installing a solar system is an expensive affair and you do not want to goof up your investment. Hence, it is for the best that you avail an engineer visit and get customized answers to your problems. For any details regarding an engineer visit, please contact us at Loom Solar.