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Installation

Solar PV – Installation

 

From your initial enquiry to the final commissioning of your system, this is guide to how a typical installation takes place:

 

Planning

Step 1 On our first visit, we will determine the suitability of your property for solar PV. We look at the size, angle and orientation of your roof to ensure that solar PV is a viable option for you – we won’t recommend an installation if you aren’t going to benefit from it.

Step 2 We then undertake the SAP (standard assessment procedure) calculation. This allows us to predict the potential financial gains of a Solar PV system.

Step 3 We will design a system to suit your home and produce a quote that will give you all the information you need in order to decide whether you want to proceed or not.

Step 4 The next step is the installation itself. We will agree a convenient date and time, a typical system usually takes one day to install. If your panels are to be roof mounted, we will arrange for our trusted and reliable scaffolding contractors to erect your scaffold a few days before we are due on site.

 

Installation

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Step 1 We attach the anchors that will eventually help to fasten the panels to the roof. The picture shows the anchors in situ attached to the rafters.

 

 

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Step 2 We replace the tiles, ensuring a watertight seal, and fix the rails that will hold the panels in place.

Step 3 A breakthrough point is then established – this is where the wiring from the panels passes through the roof to be connected to the inverter.

 

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Step 4 Usually located in your loft, the inverter converts the DC current produced by the panels, into AC current that we need for our houses.

Step 5 This is connected via a cable to your new generation meter (usually positioned next to your fuse board) which records the energy produced from your system.

 

Step 6 The generation meter is wired to the consumer unit which is where the electricity is dispersed – if there is demand in your house, the energy from your PV system is used and any surplus is sent back to the national grid to be distributed to others.

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Step 7 The last stage in the installation process is to attach the panels. Each panel is tested before it is fitted to ensure it should perform as expected and is then attached to the rails using mid and end clamps. The panel wiring is connected together as the panels are and passed through the roof to the inverter.

 

Step 8 Our electricians then perform all the necessary system safety and performance checks before commissioning the system.

Step 9 Your wireless display showing the electricity generation from the panels is then connected and our team will show you how to use it to see just how much money you are saving!

Step 10 The final stage in the process is the dreaded paperwork. But don’t worry, because we do all that for you!
Once your system is commissioned, your file is passed to our administration team who will register your installation with all the necessary regulatory bodies in order for you to start receiving your FIT. We will then arrange to visit you one last time to give you your handover pack. This contains all the information about your system you should ever need to know – including warranties, technical information, manuals and most importantly, your copies of the MCS certificate. This visit gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have and gives us a chance to make sure you are happy with your new installation. And remember, we are always on the end of the telephone should you need us!

 

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