Here are our top 5 precautions before installing solar panels.
1) Make sure the roof is in working shape
2) Make sure you have enough roof space for the panels to sit on
3) Ensure that the property isn’t in a flood zone
Building resilience and reducing the danger of damage from floods are the top priorities for solar providers. Floods will destroy an electrical grid, but solar energy offers novel solutions to these problems. Compared to conventional power grid solutions, solar systems feature advantageous positioning and stacking options. By mounting solar panels on rooftops, you can prevent flood damage and keep the panels out of harm's way. Your solar panels will continue to power your house and business operations if catastrophic floods don't reach rooftops or corrode wire systems. A solar system's electrical wiring may suffer if the inverter is flooded. To avoid flood damage, high-quality solar panels include protective glass casings, vacuum-sealed rear panels, and sturdy metal frames. Additionally, depending on your location and environment, mounting and racking offer flexibility created for quality and sustainability. To prevent loss on your investment, it is advised to examine whether or not your property is located in a flood zone.
4) Check if your property has enough sun exposure
Your roof may not have a good enough "solar window" to make the expense of panels worthwhile if it is shaded for most of each day all year. Ideally, the area earmarked for solar installation should be shadow free from 9 am to 3 pm on any given day. Major obstacles that cast shadows can be trees & vegetation, water tanks, a nearby building, parapet walls, etc. Ensuring a shadow-free area is critical for the optimum generation of power from your solar panel installation.
5) Find out your state’s net metering rules
A single bidirectional meter called net metering needs to be connected to regulate the supply and import of electricity from the grid Net meter ensures you can get credited for the energy you export. The rules for net meters can vary from DISCOM.