What does it take to have solar panels set up?
First, the roof needs to be surveyed by a professional to determine the suitability for solar panel placement. A sturdy, well-constructed, south facing roof would be ideal.
Next, you will need to have a chat with one of our solar technicians to determine how powerful a system you would like to have for your property.
Finally, all that is needed is the appropriate panel mounting hardware and access to the loft or attic space for the placement of the system inverter.
What is the timeline and cost of a typical install?
Installation time and cost will rely on the size, scope, and complexity of the project. A typical system install can take anywhere from 1 to 3 days of work. Add to that the time it takes for wiring, obtaining the appropriate permits, whether or not the customer wants a backup battery, installation of a meter, and the list can go on.
After surveying the property in question, we can give a more accurate estimate for installation time and cost.
How can the panels be kept in top shape?
The regular rainfall we receive here in Scotland cleans roof mounted panels of debris well enough, but under certain circumstances panels may need to be manually cleaned. From time to time you should also check for cracks in the panels, monitor the current and voltage, inspect the condition of your roof, and look over system components for wear and tear.
If your system is damaged in any way please have a look at our solar PV system repairs information page and get in touch with us.