Solar panels can be used to generate electricity for both home and commercial use. In both instances, the panels are installed on the rooftop to get the maximum possible sunlight and generate maximum electricity from the system. Here is a step by step solar power installation guide for beginners.
Mount the installation
First, you need to fix the mounts that will support the solar panels. Depending on the requirements, these can either be flush mounts or roof-ground mounts. While doing this, be careful about the direction in which the PV panels will be installed. While for countries in the southern hemisphere the best direction is north, the best direction for homes in the northern hemisphere is south.
Install the panels Next, you need to fix the solar panels with the mounting structure. You can do this by tightening the nuts and bolts. However, while doing this, you need to ensure that you secure the whole structure properly so that it’s sturdy enough to last long.
Do the wiring This step involves doing the wiring. You need to use universal connectors such as MC4 since they can be connected with all types of solar panels.
Connect the system to the solar inverter
Next, you need to connect the system to the solar inverter. This is where you connect the positive wire from the solar panel to the positive terminal of the inverter and the negative wire to the negative terminal of the inverter. Once you are done, you should connect the solar inverter to the solar battery and grid input so as to produce electricity.
Connect the solar battery and solar inverter
In this step, you need to connect the solar battery and the solar inverter. You need to connect the positive terminal of the battery to the positive terminal of the inverter and the negative terminal to the negative terminal of the inverter. Battery plays a very important role in the off-grid solar system especially if you want to store electricity backup. Once you are through you need to connect the inverter to the grid.
Start the inverter
Once you are through with all the connections and electrical wiring, you need to start the inverter by switching on the main switch. Most inverters have digital displays that will show you stats regarding the generation and usage of the solar units.
There you have it; a step-by-step guide on solar power installation for beginners. If you follow all these steps well, your solar power will be up and working within no time.