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A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Installation: From Booking to Savings

  • Pre-Approval Application
  • Roof Layout and Accessibility Assessment
  • Meter Box Inspection and Upgrades
  • Enjoying Solar Savings
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August 11, 2023

A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Installation: From Booking to Savings

As the electricity prices and environmental challenges are only increasing with time in Australia, homeowners and businesses are turning to solar power as a sustainable and cost-effective solution. However, the process of transitioning to solar energy involves a series of intricate steps that must be meticulously followed to ensure a smooth installation and maximize the benefits of renewable energy. This blog post will delve into the comprehensive solar installation procedure, providing insights into each stage from initial booking to enjoying significant savings.

Pre-Approval Application

Before embarking on a solar installation journey, the first crucial step is to submit the application to the relevant local authorities or energy regulators. This includes details about the proposed system size, location, and technical specifications. Authorities then assess the application’s compliance with local regulations, grid connection standards, and safety guidelines. This is all carried out by the solar company you book your system with. Pre-approval streamlines the process, ensuring solar PV systems meet legal and technical standards, fostering sustainable energy adoption. 

Roof Layout and Accessibility Assessment

The next step is to evaluate the roof layout and accessibility for the installer. Arise Solar experts meticulously analyze the tentative roof layout to determine the optimal positioning of solar panels at your property. Furthermore, they assess the structural integrity of the roof, ensuring it can withstand the weight of the panels. This preliminary stage is pivotal, as it sets the foundation for a secure and efficient solar system.

Meter Box Inspection and Upgrades

Particularly in regions like Queensland (QLD), an essential aspect of solar installation is examining the meter box. The installer assesses whether the existing meter box requires relocation or upgrades to accommodate the solar system. If modifications are necessary, the homeowner is informed, and plans are formulated for the necessary adjustments. This step underscores the importance of aligning the solar infrastructure with the existing electrical framework.

Scheduling the Installation

Once the roof assessment and meter box inspection are successfully completed, the next step involves coordinating a mutually convenient installation date. Both the installer and the homeowner collaborate to finalize a specific installation day. This coordination ensures a smooth transition during the installation process and minimizes disruptions to the homeowner’s routine.

Solar Panel Stock Management

Efficient stock management is pivotal to ensure a seamless solar installation experience. The installer either collects the required solar panel stock from the company’s warehouse or arranges for the delivery of panels to the homeowner’s property. This logistical step organizes the process and ensures that the necessary components are readily available for installation.

The Solar Installation Day

The long-anticipated day of solar installation arrives, and it is advisable for the homeowner to be present throughout the process. Being on-site enables the homeowner to observe the entire installation process and gain a comprehensive understanding of how the solar system is integrated into their property. This interactive experience fosters a deeper connection to the renewable energy transformation.

Application to Electricity Supplier and Smart Meter Installation

Post-installation, the solar company takes charge of the application process with the electricity supplier. This step involves obtaining necessary approvals and permits to connect the solar system to the grid. Additionally, a smart meter is installed to monitor energy production and consumption accurately. Thorough inspections are conducted to ensure proper wiring and system functionality. This particular procedure typically takes up to three weeks in QLD, emphasizing the commitment to quality and safety.

Enjoying Solar Savings

With the solar installation process complete and the system integrated, homeowners are poised to reap the benefits of their renewable energy investment. As the solar PV system generates clean energy, homeowners begin to witness substantial reductions in their electricity bills. The integration with the grid allows excess energy to be fed back, often resulting in credits or incentives from electricity providers. This phase marks the realization of significant savings and the alignment with a more sustainable lifestyle.

Conclusion

Transitioning to solar energy involves a multifaceted journey, encompassing careful planning, installation, and integration with existing infrastructure. Each step in the solar installation process contributes to the creation of a robust and efficient renewable energy system. As homeowners embrace solar power and witness the tangible benefits, they not only experience financial savings but also contribute to a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come. Arise Solar is one of the leading solar retailers in Australia offering premium solar solutions for your property with the option of easy payment plans. Get in touch with our experts today at 1300274737 to get customized solar quote for your property. 

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