One of the biggest myths about solar panel installation is that it is a tedious and long process. Not to mention expensive. But the fact is installing solar panels is a simple and easy task but surely it requires a skilled installer to install the solar panel at your location.
While researching frequently asked questions, there were innumerable ones we came across on:
- Customer Service
This article is aimed to break that myth for you. We’d like to take you through a step-by-step guide that will shed light on the processes involved at every stage. Right from the time, a potential customer reaches out to us, up until the post-installation service too.
What Are the Prerequisites for Solar Panel Installation at Your Location?
As a customer, before going for solar installation and its design one must check the below points:
- The amount of electricity required
- The shadow-free area available on your rooftop
- The peak sunshine hour in your area
- Type of solar panel suited for your location as per your design requirement
- One must also check the available government incentives for the particular location.
Once we have identified the above factor, the next task is to design the solar plant (In this article, we have defined the steps required to design a solar energy system) and its installation.
Installation of a solar energy system requires skilled labour to avoid any damage to the solar panel and increase the efficiency and lifespan of your solar energy system installed.
As a customer, this might seem a lot and a tedious task but don’t worry, we at SunEdison take care of this analysis and provide you with the best design solution.
To begin with, our website SunEdison.in has something called a ‘SunEdison Solar Calculator’ wherein you enter some of the details asked and we tell you how much energy can be saved if you switch to a solar plant.
And then, of course, we also have a detailed form that you can fill out on the website to get an estimated quote. This is to ensure you are given an average cost to bear in mind before the installation.
6 Steps to Install Solar Panels
Stepping right into the step-by-step guide, here are the quick 6 stages you’ll be taken through, right from the time you reach out to us, up until the installation is complete.
For all those of you who think solar panel installation would be a long process and there are chances, you may change your mind about it amid the entire process, this step is the most crucial one for you. To save your time and energy, we offer a free consultation wherein you will be informed:
- What your initial costs are
- What kind of electricity will you be consuming
- What amount you’d be saving in your ROI
2. Site Survey
Post the consultation, once you decide to go ahead with us, a site visit will be organized by our team. This step is basically to visit your property in person or virtually, take a look at the space and ensure there is sufficient area for solar panels to be installed that isn’t covered by a tree shade or any obstruction. Post the site visit our team will design an installation that is most suited to your space, bearing in mind the rooftop accessibility, your preference, and other criteria.
For the ones who are worried about the expense of rooftop panel installation, this is a stage that should calm your nerves. If you require financing, we will help and guide you through the loan process. With SunEdison, you can easily avail the financing option at an affordable EMI rate. All you need is to click the link and go to the “apply option” and relax. We will provide you with the best possible financing option.
4. Permits & Installation
This stage is where the permits and installation happens. Now, right from the time, the financing bit is cleared, you will be notified via email and text on:
- When the panels are packed from our warehouse
- Shipped to your address and
- Being delivered to you
Once the panels reach your property, you will have the feasibility to select an exact date and time for the installation process to take place. Our team will arrive at the requested date and time and have the panels installed. The installation will be done within a day or so.
Depending on the jurisdiction, installation of a solar PV system may require an electrical permit, net metering approval, a building permit, zoning approval or some combination of these.” Post the installation, we will take care of all the permits and approval documents that are required to get your system up and running as soon as possible.
This is the final stage where after all the approvals and net metering connection, the solar plant is connected to the grid and ready to use.
6. Sunedison App
Moreover, SunEdison is available to customers post-installation too, if required. With our easy remote tracking application, you can track information at your fingertips and get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns.
The remote monitoring system helps you to track the following information:
- Real-time performance of your solar plant
- Identify irregularities
- Data storage
- Track savings accurately
The onboarding kit we provide you with will have:
- Do’s & Don’ts
- A cleaning guide to ensure your panels are as good as new years from now
- Details on warranty
- Our contact information
So there you have it, in 6 steps you can now have your solar panels installed without worrying about facing any surprises. We hope we were able to break your myth about the time, effort, and money involved in installing a solar panel system.
For more information, please visit our website www.sunedison.in