The electrical work required for installing solar panels will vary depending on the specifics of the project, such as the type and size of the solar panels, the location of the installation, and the electrical system of the building or property.
However, here are some general electrical works that need to be done for installing solar panels
Before installing solar panels, an electrical inspection of the property is required to ensure that the electrical system is up to code and can safely handle the additional load of the solar panels.
Solar Panel Wiring
Solar panels need to be wired together to create a photovoltaic (PV) array. This wiring should be done according to the manufacturer's specifications and local electrical codes.
The inverter is a device that converts the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used by the building's electrical system. The inverter should be installed by a licensed electrician and connected to the electrical panel.
Electrical Panel Upgrade
Depending on the size of the solar panel system, it may be necessary to upgrade the electrical panel to handle the additional load.
If the solar panels are connected to the electrical grid, a net metering agreement will need to be established with the utility company. Net metering allows excess electricity generated by the solar panels to be fed back into the grid and credited to the property owner's account.
The solar panel system should be properly grounded to prevent electrical shock hazards and protect against lightning strikes.
As licensed electricians, we’re here to ensure safety and compliance with local codes and regulations is paramount.
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