With the demand and supply ratio of electricity being what it is today, there is an urgent need felt to tap natural energy sources to take care of day to day needs. The world is indebted to those who invented solar panels through which energy is tapped from the sun – a source that has energy that can cater to several worlds put together. A correct approach is all that is required and the equipment is now within one’s reach as there are several suppliers of such panels. Once one decides which panels to buy, based on the power required, then one will have to see to the solar panel installation process.
Not everyone will be capable of deciding where the panels should be installed to get the most benefits. There are professionals who are experts to locate the best place, and with their advice one cannot go wrong.
The ideal location is the roof top or a place where the sun’s rays reach without problems. The path needs to be cleared of any hindrances such as tree branches. Noon time sun is the most effective. It may look simple but only those with knowledge would be able to spot a place ideal for long term use. A shadow from objects in the vicinity could interfere and not give the desired results. The path finders would have done a lot of research to see that their recommendations do not go wrong.
Once the place where the panels are to be installed is decided the next step would be to choose the solar mounts. Three basic mounts come to mind – roof ground mounts, pole mounts and flush mounts.
The system components are the main source of electricity. They need to be connected to batteries. These will store the energy acquired from the sun when it is not shining. A charge controller will take care of the batteries and avoid them from being overcharged.
Basic tools used by carpenters or electricians are all that are needed for the installing solar panels. Basic mounting and wiring of the system are the main components of such an installation. A power drill with suitable bits, measuring tape, saws, pliers and wrenches serve for the necessary tools.
In connecting such panels one would require electrical installation materials such as, AC/DC multimeter, cable cutters, extension cords and similar stuff. It will be advisable or ideal if you let a professional handle this job. There are some sellers who will have an installer to assist you and if not they will only recommend somebody whom you can trust to install it for you.