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The Solar Panel Installation Process Step by Step

Any upgrades done to a residential property involves the possibility of disruption of your everyday life. After all, you and your family cannot move out while the solar panel installation team works on the roof and around the house itself. When you have a clear picture of the step-by-step process, it can help you make a wise decision about the ecological impact of your property and your future utility bills, too. Getting a residential solar power system installed by an expert team like ours at Steve Whitman Solar completes much more quickly and easily than you may expect.


Step #1 – The Initial Conversation and Planning

Home solar solutions from a reputable company like Steve Whitman Solar always begin with a clear conversation about what you want out of a system installation. We will go over everything from cost and funding to how much energy you may produce to tax incentives to explaining the process itself. This initial planning process will involve a visit to your home so we can measure and assess exactly what is necessary to create the best residential solar power system for your specific property.

Step #2 – Installation of the Solar Panel Mounts


Experience installation experts will bring all necessary materials, tools, and parts to climb up on your roof and install the mounts that will hold the solar panels themselves. In New Jersey and other parts of the northern hemisphere, these are usually oriented to the south to catch the most sun possible. However, our experts know the right way to put everything on for your roof alignment.

Step #3 – Solar Panel Installation and Wiring


The team then attaches the panels themselves to the secure mounts. This is a simple process but we always take great care to make sure everything will last a very long time to come. After bolting the panels in place, the wires are attached so that the power generated by solar cells can go where it needs to go.

Step #4 – The Solar Inverter and Battery

These parts of a home solar installation are designed to transform the energy of the sun into usable electricity. A solar battery is not always included in every residential application. It is not necessary if the panels are attached directly to the grid, and you are fine with losing power if the grid experiences and interruption just like you would without solar power. People who want off the grid power need a battery backup.

Step #5 – Hooking Up Everything to the Grid


The final step is to connect your home solar installation set up to the power grid itself. This sounds more complex than it actually is but rest assured that the solar techs know exactly how to do it safely. The final step involves switching everything on and starting your new life as a solar power generator for your home and possibly other people on the grid as well.


You will be able to enjoy your home solar solutions sooner than you expect when you hire an experienced team who offers on-schedule work and exceptional customer service. Start the ball rolling by giving Steve Whitman Solar a call or filling out the convenient online form to learn more about what we can do for your home and future energy needs.

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