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Beginners Guide To Home Solar Installation

If you’re yet to join the millions of Australians benefiting from a home solar installation, it’s not too late. In fact, we would argue there has never been a better time to invest in this clean, sustainable solution for your home’s energy needs.  

For anyone unfamiliar with the process, a solar installation can seem like a daunting task. However, it is much simpler and more straightforward than you may think. 

To help you on your way, our expert team of qualified electricians and solar specialists have prepared this easy-to-follow guide. 


7 Steps To A Stress-Free Solar Installation 

Step 1 – Evaluate Your Home’s Energy Needs

The first step towards a successful installation of solar panels is to evaluate your home’s energy needs. By reviewing your past energy bills and working out your average daily usage, you can determine the correct number of solar panels you will need to install. 

It is important to consider your power needs both now and in the future as usage needs can change over time. This is something your chosen installer can help you with if you are having difficulties. 


Step 2 – Find a Reputable Solar Installer

The next step is to find a reputable solar installer. You can do this by researching online or asking for recommendations from family and friends. 

We recommend choosing a company that has proven experience installing solar systems and has great customer reviews. At Curran-T Electrical & Solar, we are proud to have a 5-star rating on Google for both our residential electrical and solar services.  


Step 3 – Get a Quote And Review Incentives

Once you have found the right solar installer, you should request a quote for the cost of the installation and ask for information regarding any available government incentives. 

As your trusted local electricians and solar specialists, our team is happy to walk you through these incentives and how to secure them. We can also provide information on solar financing options as needed.


Step 4 – Choose Your Solar Panels And System

Once you have decided to invest in solar power for your home, you will then need to choose the type of solar panels and system you want. Our team works closely with you and will help you choose the right system that works for both your home’s energy needs and your budget.


Step 5 – Install the Solar Panels

On installation day, a few things will happen. First, your solar panels will be mounted on your roof or in your yard. The location of your panels will be based on your preferences and with a view to capturing the maximum amount of sunlight. 

Secondly, your panels will be connected to your home’s electrical system and a monitoring system to track your energy production will be installed. 

In some instances, your switchboard may need to be upgraded to facilitate this. By choosing to work with our team of electricians in Collaroy and the wider Northern Beaches for your solar, this can also be handled with ease. 


Step 6 – Final Inspection And Connection To The Grid

After installation has been completed, a final inspection will be conducted to ensure that the system is up to code. During this inspection, testing on continuity measurements, open circuit voltage, short circuit currents, insulation and irradiance will be performed. 

This not only ensures the installation was done properly and all elements are working, but it is also an essential safety measure. 

Following a successful inspection, your solar system will be connected to the grid and you can start generating your own electricity.


Step 7: Maintain Your Solar System

Last but not least, to protect your investment and ensure it continues to perform as expected, you should schedule regular maintenance with your installer. 

It is recommended to have your panels professionally maintained at least once per year. Doing this helps to identify and address any issues before they become more significant problems. 

It also supports the optimal performance of your panels for maximum energy production and a drastic reduction in your power bills. 


Our Brookvale Electricians Are Experts In All Things Solar

Committed to exceptional customer service and adherence to all relevant safety regulations, Curran-T Electrical & Solar guarantees a high-quality solar system for your home.  

With our support, you can enjoy the benefits of generating your own clean, renewable energy while reducing your reliance on the grid for significantly lower electricity bills. Call 0439 646 823 today to get started.