The Solar Installation Process
Step outside and have a look at your roof. You will need a North, East or West facing roof. The closer to North the better, although there is only a small decrease in energy production for east and west facing roofs. If the roof is affected by small amounts of shading then give us a call for advice as to its suitability. We do have a shade meter that can measure the predicted reduction of light. SolarEdge technology has made a big difference in the amount of power that can be generated on any roof. It is particularly useful when there is shade. More on SolarEdge
Choosing system size will depend on a few things:
- How much electricity you would like to generate.
- How much roof space you have available.
- Estimate the budget you want to invest.
Once you have chosen the right size system for your home, we will apply to the energy provider to connect the solar system to the grid and will conduct the installation. Installation typically takes a day after which the system can be connected to a meter which allows electricity to flow in and out of your home.
The Solar Installation Guide
Once on the roof we place a sun tracker down to find the best area for your panels. This is a shade meter that will tell us exactly where the shade will fall on the roof all year round. This is an important step because with PV solar your shading needs to be kept to a minimum. If you have chosen SolarEdge shading issues can be addressed without the whole system dropping to low power generation.
Quality & Experience
- We use high quality products with warranties held in Australia
- Commercial and domestic installations
- Local installer of The SolarEdge System
- Quality inverters – SolarEdge and SMA
- High performance panels LG, Jinko & Trina
- Quality fixtures & fittings
- Our installers are CEC accredited and guarantee their labour
- Local after sales services
- We provide service and repairs if your installer has gone out of business
1. Once the best place is determined we begin to install the mounting brackets. On a tin roof we have a simple L-foot that screws down in the place of the existing screws. We of course change your screws for stainless steel screws. On a tile roof the tiles are carefully lifted back and a stainless steel tile hook is installed.
2. Once securely fitted the tiles are put back in place as they were before. The only part exposed is the shaft that the solar rail is bolted to. Note that no tiles are penetrated leaving no chance for a leak.
3. The rails are fitted and squared up ready for the Photovoltaic Solar Panels. At this point it is important to ensure that the solar panels are all straight and true to give a perfectly flat finish to the array.
4. Note the gap under the rail. This is important to allow the leaves and debris to escape with the wind and rain. This also allows the panels to sit at least 100mm above the roof surface allowing the circulation of air to keep the temperature of the panels down. The panels are then fitted to the rails.
We prefer to install the inverter in a garage or indoors but if this is not possible we prefer to install it in specially made inverter housing. This keeps the elements away from the fragile electronics.