Why You Should Get Solar Installation from an Electrician

Solar panels are the wave of the future. These panels harness energy from the Sun and turn it into electricity. Solar panels are not solely for those who live in the sunniest climates. They work well for home and business owners in any part of the world. However, if you want to get the most from your solar panels, you need to make sure you have them installed by a professional.

Why hire a master electrician?

A solar installation is not an easy job. Master electricians must be trained in how to install solar panels so that they work cohesively with your building's existing structure. Solar panels don't replace all of your wiring and your electrical panel. They merely enhance what you already have in place.

Workers installing racking and support for solar panels on a residential homes roof.

Some homeowners try to install the solar panels themselves. A novice solar installation is a very bad idea. Solar panels are expensive. If they are not properly installed, they can be damaged or cause damage to the home. Likewise, you will want to make sure your investment in solar energy is worthwhile. Solar panels must be properly attached to your home or business's power grid or you will not see the benefits you expect.

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How are solar panels installed?

Solar panel installation is a complicated process with the end result of a lower energy bill and a smaller carbon footprint. The first step is to determine the amount of wattage you need from solar panels. Most homes need about 5,000 watts of solar power, which equals roughly 20 panels at 250 watts each.

The solar panels are then placed on the roof of the home or building. The panels are connected to the home's existing grid to send power directly to the wiring in the house. Some homeowners prefer backup solar energy, which requires little more than a simple connection to the home's AC fuse box. Most solar energy users prefer to replace some or most of the electricity supplied through the power grid. In this instance, solar panels must have batteries installed. These batteries store power that is gathered during the day so that it can be used later.

Workers installing solar panels on a residential homes roof.

Can solar panels completely replace standard electricity?

The construction and use of solar panels is still in its infancy. At this point, solar panels cannot be used to fully replace electricity. Solar energy is effective, but it can be unpredictable at times. Solar energy should be backed up by electrical grids and/or generators.

Yet another reason that a master electrician needs to perform the installation is the need to connect to your existing system. A series of cloudy days may leave you without power if you don't have an adequate backup in place. This is also true for new buildings. Some may expect to be almost totally reliant on solar power. They still need a backup for instances that solar energy is not enough to power the home.

Why not hire an amateur?

Even if you do not intend to install the solar panels yourself, you may attempt to save money by hiring an amateur to do the job for you. This is a poor choice for multiple reasons. A person who is not highly skilled, well trained, and certified in solar panel installation may make just as many mistakes as a homeowner with no previous electrical knowledge. An amateur may not have adequate insurance that will protect you in case of damage or injury. Few amateurs know how to properly connect solar panels to the home's electrical system in the most efficient manner.

A master electrician that offers solar panel installations as part of their standard offerings is the only option that guarantees you will enjoy the benefits of solar power with none of the worry.

A master electrician that offers solar panel installations as part of their standard offerings is the only option that guarantees you will enjoy the benefits of solar power with none of the worry.

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