What are Solar Panels?

Solar panels harness new technology to harvest energy from the sun using highly-specialized photovoltaic cells. These cells then turn the sun’s energy into electricity you can use in your home for free! The best thing about solar panels is that they don’t even need direct sunlight to work – they still generate electricity on cloudy days so you can make energy at home come rain or shine.

Benefits of solar electricity

Cut down your electricity bills

Sunlight is free! Once you’ve paid for the instillation, your energy bills will plummet.

Reduce your carbon footprint

The sun is a never-ending source of energy. Solar power is 100% green and doesn’t release any pollutants into the atmosphere, unlike most other power sources.

Solar Tiles

If solar panels are too big or there is no suitable place to install them, you can turn to solar tiles for a solar option that suits all roof types. Designed to replace ordinary roof tiles, instillation tends to be more expensive but the overall solar area is larger, offering a better ROI, depending on roof size and shape. These are often a better option when there are planning or aesthetic issues with standard solar panels.

How Much Can You Save With Solar Panels?

Up to

85%

On Your Electric Bill
Up to

$30K

Saved Over 20 years
Up to

6.3

Tons of carbon emissions per year

Solar Panel Installation and Maintenance

Components of Solar System

Solar systems at Mass Energy Expert comprises solar panels, solar inverter, mounting systems, with a computerised controller. Solar panels tend to produce DC electricity from the sun’s energy, after which the inverter converts it to generate electricity into AC, for use in the household. The computerised controller helps in managing the solar system and ensures that it gives supreme performance. If you are looking for an off-the-grid solar system or a battery backup system or an, a battery is required at that time.

Installation Process of Solar Panel

Solar PV panels are usually installed on the rooftops. Most of the roofs have the desired specifications for the installation, so that you get the maximum sunlight. In case the roof is not suitable for installing, the solar panels can be mounted on the ground. You will need to make sure that there are no subjects to block the sunlight.

Here Are The Steps For Installing Solar Panel On The Roof:​​

1. Setting Up Scaffolding

You need to start using scaffolding to ensure that the solar panels are installed properly when on the roof.

2. Installing Solar Panel Mounts

The next step is to install the solar panel and set it up so as to support the base of the solar panels. The entire mounting structure needs to be tilted and should be angle between 18 - 36 degrees to increase the exposure of sunlight.

3. Solar Panels Installation

When your mounts are set up, the solar panels need to be installed on the mounting structure. Make sure that you tighten up the bolts and nuts so that it stays stable.

4. Wiring the Solar Panels

Next step is to install electrical wiring in the solar panels. In several cases, MC4 connectors are often used as they can be used in all types of solar panels. You need to make sure that you shut off the electricity supply of your house when you are installing the wiring.

5. Installing the Solar Inverter

The solar inverter needs to be connected to the system and should be installed near the main panel and can be both outdoors and indoors. Inverters work more efficiently when they are kept in a cool place.

If you are keeping the inverter outdoors, then make sure that you keep it out of the sun. In case you are installing it indoors, then it would be the best place to ensure that the inverter remains cool for the entire year and provide ventilation.

6. Solar Battery and Solar Inverted Bonding

The solar inverter needs to be connected to the solar battery that will save you from worrying about loss of energy during the cloudy days. This will help in lowering the cost of solar battery storage system.

7. Connecting Inverter to the Consumer Unit

Connect the inverted to the consumer unit to generate electricity.

8. Starting and Testing Solar Panels

Finally, you can switch on the power and test solar panel system that you have newly installed.

Solar Calculator

Use this solar panel calculator to quickly estimate your solar potential and possible savings by address. Estimates are based on your roof size, current electricity bill, and feasibility in your area.

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