Something like, “I’m about to put drywall up, and I was wondering whether or if there are any preparations we need to make before installing solar panels.”
That’s when we need to step it up a notch. It typically entails hastening our arrival at the site of the project. We must work with the general, electrical, and other professionals to get the best results.
There are instances when hiding wires within walls and making our work simpler is impossible because of a lack of time (and less costly). As a retrofit trade, solar panel installation can normally be done after the home is finished. Still, several things are best done before construction for a variety of reasons:
- In large or complex structures with convoluted roofs and attics, hiding wiring and conduits in walls, underground, attics, or crawl spaces can improve the system’s look.
- Less work is required to run wiring before holes are closed up, saving money.
- Installing solar accessories before the roof is built can improve performance on certain roof types.
When To Hire A Solar Contractor
There is no such thing as too early to start. If you get us in early enough, we can collaborate with your architect to optimize the useable area on your roof.
To keep your expenditures low, we may work with your builder to make the system appear as attractive as possible and obtain the best possible results. The finest experience may be had when trades work together.
Planning for Solar in New Construction
Start thinking about solar electricity for your new house now if you plan to do so (either during construction or at a later date). If you follow the advice in this article, you’ll save money, time, and heartache in the long run.
When it comes to solar panel efficiency, the form of your piece of land may make a big difference. To put it another way, if you buy land with a steep hill on the north or east, the sun won’t strike your solar panels until much later in the day than on flat terrain or land with hills on the south and west.
If you’re thinking about buying a beachfront block, ask your power supplier if you’ll require solar panels with a greater salt and wind corrosion rating than typical.
Western Power, for example, wants to make certain that your panels can resist the extreme coastal conditions in which we live. If you want to be near the ocean, you need to plan your finances properly.
In addition to the scenery, you must also consider any adjacent items that may block your solar panels from receiving the sun’s rays. Are your neighbors planning to develop close by?
It’s hard to imagine what a multi-story skyscraper just next door might do to your home’s energy efficiency! What kind of trees and shrubs do you have around your property? Is it probable that huge shade trees will cause issues?
For the most part, the north-facing roof of your home will allow your solar panels to take in the most sunshine. A west-facing orientation is your best alternative if the north-facing is out of the question.
What else do you have in mind for your roof that might potentially block the sun from reaching your solar panels? To maximize your solar power, you must remove any obstructions to the sun, such as satellite dishes or TV antennae.
Try to keep these materials away from your solar panels at all costs. Consider placing these items on the opposite side of a steeply sloping roof.
Talk to a solar business like Solar gain, in addition to your designer and builder, about the right solar planning for your new house.
As a result of their extensive knowledge, our solar specialists can help you choose the optimum wiring, orientation, and design for your home, depending on your exact location and individual requirements.
Solar Rebates and Credits
Government rebates and solar incentives frequently shift from year to year, which is a reality of life. Take it easy, and don’t worry about figuring out how much you’re entitled to. You’re in good hands with Solar gain.
As a solar power company, we take great satisfaction in staying on top of government policy changes. When we file your papers, we consider this, saving you a lot of time and aggravation.
PV Pre-Wiring and Pre-Layout
Before your walls are gyprock, it is considerably easier to run electrical wire. Pre-wiring your solar power system during the construction of your home will save your solar installer both time and money, making it a win-win situation for everyone.
Installing a solar-ready energy meter right from the start can save you money in the long run by preventing the need to replace it once your solar power system is up and running.