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Installing Photovoltaic Panels

Installing Photovoltaic Panels

{In the|Within the|The} United States, more than one million homes have {gone|switched to|been converted to} solar. {Many more are looking into|A lot of people are considering|More are exploring} {solar PV systems|the possibility of solar PV panels|Solar PV technology}. {You might be looking|You may be searching|Perhaps you are looking} for solar {energy and want|power and would like|energy and wish} to {learn|know} {more about the process|how to go about|details about the procedure} {of|for|involved in} {installing|setting up|the installation of} solar panels. {Between signing the contract and|From signing the agreement to|When you sign the lease and} {having|getting} {your home powered by|the home powered with|your house powered by} solar {electricity|energy|power}{, there| There| there} {are five steps|is a series of five actions|5 steps to follow}. {The majority of this is|Most of this is|The majority of this process is} {done|performed|hidden} {behind the scenes|in the background}. {We have outlined|We’ve provided|We’ve outlined} {a five-step guide|the steps in a five-step process|an easy five-step procedure} to {help you understand the typical|guide you through the|provide you with the basic} solar installation {process|procedure}.

How does the Solar Photovoltaic System work?

{Once you have|After you’ve|Once you’ve} {installed solar panels,|set up solar panels|put in solar panel,} you {can|are able to} {start harnessing|begin harnessing|begin to harness} the {power of nature’s most abundant|energy of the world’s largest|potential of nature’s richest} {resource|source of energy}. {How does this work|What is the process|How do you accomplish this}?

{After being installed|Once installed|After installation}{, solar panels capture| solar panels absorb| solar panels, they capture} {the sun’s energy and use|sunlight’s energy and utilize|the sun’s energy , and then use} {it to produce|the energy to generate|it to create} DC electricity. The {produced power can be|power generated can be|energy generated is} {stored in storage batteries|saved in batteries|kept in battery storage} {to|that can|so that it can} be {used with|utilized with|used in conjunction with} DC devices.

{Alternatively, you can|Alternately, you can|You can also} {convert the generated power to|change the power generated to|transform the power you generate into} AC from the {panels or the bank|panels or from the bank|banks or panels}. {It can then|This can|Then, it can} {be used to power|use to run|serve as power for} {many|a variety of|numerous} appliances that only {use|require} AC electricity.

Solar panel installation: five main steps

[xfield_company] will usually {follow five steps to install|adhere to five steps for installing|take five steps to install} solar panels{: an engineering site visit| An engineering site visit| A site visit by an engineer}{, finalizing permits,| finishing permits, preparing| to finalize permits, creating} {documentation, ordering the|documents, ordering the|documentation, ordering} equipment, and {finally approval|then approval|finally , approval} and interconnection.

  • Engineering site visit
  • Documentation and permits
  • {Ordering equipment|Equipment ordering|Making an order for equipment}
  • Solar panel installation
  • Approval and interconnection

Home Energy Audit

{No matter if you’re interested|If you’re interested|Whatever your interest is, whether} in solar energy{ or simply| or just|, or simply} {saving money on your electric|making savings on your electricity|conserving money on your electric} {bills, it’s a smart|bill, it’s a good|bills, it’s an excellent} {idea to ensure that|idea to make sure that|option to make sure} your home is {efficient|energy efficient}. {An|A thorough|A comprehensive} {energy audit of|assessment of the energy efficiency in|Energy audit on} your {home|house} {will reveal any issues|will uncover any problems|can reveal any problems} {that could make your home|that can make your house|which could cause your home to be} less {energy efficient|efficient in energy use}. {You can reduce|It is possible to reduce|You can cut down on} {your home’s energy consumption|the energy use of your home|the amount of energy used by your home} by {addressing these issues|fixing these issues|addressing these problems}. It {may|could|might} be necessary to {switch|change} to {energy-efficient lighting or appliances|appliances or lighting that are energy efficient|energy-efficient appliances or lighting}. {Weatherizing your home might|The weatherization of your home may|A weatherproofing of your home could} {also be required|be a must|be required}.

{It is|It’s} always {a good idea to get|recommended to have|an excellent idea to take} {a general|an} overview of {solar|the solar} panel {installation, no matter|installation, regardless of|installations, regardless of} {what type it may be|the type|what kind of solar panel it is}. Our{ new|} solar panels have {allowed|enabled|helped} us to save {\$2,250 annually|\$2250 per year|\$2250 annually} on {their electricity bills and|electricity costs and|their electric bills.} {they will be able to|they’ll be able to|they’ll be able} {break even in five years|make a profit in the next five years|be profitable in five years}.

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Step by step instructions on how to install solar panels

{It takes time to|There is a long time required to|The process takes time} {install|set up|put in} solar panels. There are steps {that must|to} be {taken before your home|completed before your house|followed before your home} {can use solar electricity|is able to use solar power|can be powered by solar energy}. It {will usually take between|typically takes between|usually takes} one {to|and} three months {from the moment|after|from the time} you sign {your|the} contract. {Then your panels will|After that, your solar panels will|Your panels will then} {be connected to the|connect to|become connected to the} grid{ and produce| and generate|, and will generate} {electricity for|the electricity needed to power|energy for} your home. {Below is a breakdown|Here is a detailed breakdown|Below is a summary} of the {five-step process for|five steps to follow when|five steps involved in} {installing solar panels|installing solar panels|the installation of solar panels}.

1. Visit {to the engineering site|the engineering website|the site of engineering}{: This is the first| The first| This is the initial} step {in getting|to get|to getting} your solar system {installed|set up|up and running.}

{After you have|Once you’ve|After you’ve} signed {your solar contract|the solar contract|your solar agreement} with us, {whether|regardless of whether|no matter if} {it is a loan,|it’s a loan,|it’s a loan or} lease{, or cash purchase,| or cash purchase,| or cash purchase} {an engineer from|our engineer|the engineer of} [xfield_company] will visit your {property to assess|home to evaluate|property to check} the electrical {condition|state|health} of your {home,|house,|home} and {make sure|ensure that|verify that} {everything is compatible|all is in sync|all your electrical equipment is compatible} with {your new solar system|the new solar system|your solar installation}. Our engineer will {work directly for|be working directly with|be directly working for} the installer. {After signing with|Once you have signed with a|After you’ve signed with the} [xfield_company] installer, you can {expect to have|anticipate having|anticipate to have} {the engineer visit the site|an engineer visit your site|the engineer visit the installation}.

The engineer will {inspect|examine|look over} your roof {and make sure|and ensure|to ensure} {it is|it’s|that it’s} {structurally sound|solid and structurally sound|solid in its structure}. The engineer will {inspect|examine|also inspect} {your basement’s electrical panel|the electrical panel in your basement|the electrical panel of your basement}{, which| that| which} {is the gray box that connects|comprises the grey box which connects|will be the box in gray that is connected}{ to|} your roof. This will {help determine|determine|let you know} {if it needs to be|whether it is in need of being|the need to be} upgraded. [xfield_company] installers will {tell you if they think|inform you if they believe|let you know if} {your panel needs to be|that your panel should be|the panel is in need of being} upgraded. {This means your|The|That means that your} {new solar panels will draw|upgraded solar panel will be drawing|newly installed solar panels are able to draw} more {current and|power and|current , and} {your box’s ampere capacity|the capacity of your box’s ampere|the ampere capacity of your box} {will need to be increased|is required to be increased|will have to be increased}.

If your {system is old|computer is old|system isn't up to date} enough, it {may|might|could} {need to be replaced|require replacement}.

{This engineer visit is not|The engineer visit isn’t} {the same as a general|similar to a typical|identical to a standard} site inspection. {It is|It’s} {when|the time when|an occasion when} {a|an|the} [xfield_company] installer assesses your property {to determine system|in order to determine the system’s|for} {size, angle,|dimensions, angles,|dimension, angle} {type|kind} of {roof, shading|roofing, shade|roofstructure, the shading}{,|} and {other factors|many other aspects|other elements}. Before {any contract is signed|signing any contract}. {Typically|In most cases}{, an engineer will visit| engineers will be present| the engineer will inspect}{, but in certain cases| however, in some cases| the property, however in some instances}{, the installer will| the contractor will| the installer may} {take photos of your property|capture photos of your home|photograph your home} and {measure|take measurements of|also measure} the roof. The engineer {will then sign off|will then leave|is then able to sign off} without {visiting|going to visit}.

2. {Documents and permits|Permits and documents}{: The logistical paperwork needed| The paperwork required| The necessary paperwork} {for your solar panel installation|to install your solar panel|to set up your solar panel}

{Installing|The installation of} solar panels {is a big|is a major|can be a significant} financial {decision|investment}. {There is a lot of|There’s a lot of|There’s a lot} paperwork {involved|to be completed}. {Most of the paperwork is|The majority of the paperwork is|A majority of the paperwork will be} {handled|managed|taken care of} {by|through|in the hands of} {the|[xfield_company].|an} [xfield_company] installer. {However, it is|It is, however,|But, it’s} {a good idea to know|recommended to be aware of|important to understand} the {details behind|specifics of|particulars behind} {your|the} solar installation. {You will|You can|It is possible to} {apply for state and federal|be eligible for federal and state|seek federal and state} incentives, {such as|including|like} {the federal|ITC, the Federal|those offered by the federal} ITC {and|as well as|or} local solar {programs|incentives}.

{You will also need|Additionally, you will need|It is also necessary} to {apply for incentives and|apply for incentives as well as|seek incentives and} {fill out paperwork such as|complete paperwork, such as|submit paperwork, like} {building permits, during|permits for construction, prior to|building permits during} {the installation of|installing|construction of} solar panels. {These permits will be|These permits are|The permits you receive will be} specific to {your area|the area you live in|your region}. {Some states, for example|Certain states, like|Some states, like}{, require that solar panels| they require solar panels to| will require that solar panels} {be installed within three|be placed within 3|are installed within three} {feet of the roof|inches of the roofing|feet from the rooftop}. {Other areas in|Some areas of|Others in} the U.S. allow panels to be {placed across|installed across|placed on} the {roof’s entire surface|entire roof}. The {requirements and restrictions|rules and regulations|regulations and requirements} of {each state will be known|every state will be outlined|each state will be identified} {by|to|through} [xfield_company] installers. They {can also help you|will also assist you to|can also assist you} {determine which|identify which|determine what} permits are {required|needed}. We {will complete this paperwork|can complete the paperwork|will also complete this form} for {you|you}.

{This step will take you|The process will take|This process can take} {a while|some time|quite a long time} to complete. [xfield_company] will ensure that the installer {won’t|doesn’t need to|will not} {take long to submit it|be able to complete the application in a short time|have to wait long to submit the form}. {You may be eager|You might be eager|It is likely that you want} to {have your|get your solar} panel {system running as soon|up and running as quickly|system up and running as fast} as {possible|you can}. {Make sure you follow up|Be sure to follow-up|You should follow up} with your installer {so they|to ensure they|so that they} {can keep track|are aware|will be aware} of the {status|progress} of your {paperwork|documents|documentation}.

3. Equipment ordering: {selecting|choosing} the {panels and inverters,|panels and inverters|inverters and panels,} and {scheduling|organizing|planning} your installation

{Once you have all the|After you have all your|When you have all the} {paperwork in order|documents in order|documentation in place}, [xfield_company] installers {can place an order through|can make an order through|are able to place an order with} their {primary distributor|main distributor|distributor of choice}. {You will already have decided|You’ll already know|You’ll have already decided} {what equipment you want in|which equipment you would like to include in|the type of equipment you’d like to incorporate into} your system. {This decision is made before|This is done prior to|The decision is made prior to} the {contract signing that details|signing of the contract that outlines|contract is signed, which outlines} the {total cost|cost total|cost in total}.

Here are some {tips|suggestions|guidelines} to help you {choose|select|pick} the {right|best|appropriate} equipment. {Inverters and solar panels|Solar panels and inverters|The inverters as well as the solar panel} are {the two main|two of the primary|the two primary} {components that you will|elements you’ll|components you’ll} {need to assess|have to evaluate|be evaluating} {for your clean-energy|to determine the best option for your renewable energy|for your green energy} system. [xfield_company] installer will {most likely recommend one|probably recommend one|typically recommend one particular} brand for each{ and may|, and could| and might} {also offer several alternatives|provide a variety of alternatives|offer a range of options}. The {main factors homeowners use|primary factors homeowners consider|most important factors homeowners look for} to {compare brands are|evaluate brands is|determine which brands to choose are} their {durability, efficiency|reliability, durability|longevity, efficiency}{, and aesthetics| and appearance| as well as aesthetics}.

You can {be sure that|ensure that|ensure} you {have the right|have the correct|are using the appropriate} equipment {for your system by researching|to meet your needs by conducting research on|for your system by looking up} microinverters{, string inverters,|, string-inverters,| and string inverters as well as} power optimizers, {and the|as well as the|and} {top-rated solar panels available|most rated solar panels on the market|best solar panels that are rated}. {You can evaluate your|It is possible to evaluate the|You can review your} options {to help you|to|in order to better} {prepare|get ready|plan} {for the ordering and shipping|to order and ship|your order as well as the shipping} {stages|phases|aspects} {of the installation process|in the process of installation|that will be required for installation}.

{After the equipment ordering process|Once the process of ordering equipment|Once the ordering process for equipment} {has been completed|is completed|is complete}{, your| the| after which your} {property will be added to|property will be added to the|property will be added on the} [xfield_company] installer’s list. {The equipment|Equipment|Your equipment} (panels {or|and|as well as} inverters) {you order will arrive|that you have ordered will be delivered|you purchase will arrive} {the day after your paperwork|on the same day that your application|on the same day your application} {has been|is} {approved|accepted}. {This usually happens within|It usually takes|It typically takes between} {one to two|about one or two|1 to 2} weeks. The {number of projects in|amount of projects in|number of projects that are in} the queue {will also affect|can also impact|can affect} the {time it takes|length of time required|amount of time needed} to {install|set up|put in}. {Try to schedule|Make sure to schedule|It is best to plan} {your solar installation for winter|your solar installation to be completed in winter|your solar installation for winter}.

4. Solar installation

{Every solar homeowner who is|Anyone who has a solar home and is|Any solar-powered homeowner} {looking to use|seeking to make use of|interested in using} {renewable energy should be|the renewable power source should get|green energy must be} {excited|enthusiastic|thrilled} about the{ actual|} {installation|installing|setting up} of their Solar Panel from [xfield_company]. {The actual installation day involves|The actual day of installation involves|Installation day is comprised of} {several|many|numerous} steps.

  1. {The|It is the|A} [xfield_company] solar installer will {begin by preparing your|start by preparing your|begin by preparing the} roof{ and attaching the|, and then attaching the| and attaching} tiles or shingles {correctly|properly|in the correct way}.
  2. {They then install electrical wiring|Then, they install electrical wiring|They will then wire} {to connect your panel and|to connect the panel to|for connecting your panel to} the {general power system|power system in general|main power system}.
  3. {Once|After} the electrical wiring {has been|is} completed, the {installers|electricians} will {attach racking|join the racking|connect the rack} {to your roof|onto your roofing|on your roof}.
  4. {After the racking has been|Once the rack has been|After the rack is} {leveled and secured|fixed and leveled|stabilized and level}{, the panels can be| after which the panels are| The panels can then be} {placed|put} {on|onto|in} the rack.
  5. Your inverter(s){, which| that} {convert|transform} {direct current energy|the direct current|directly current power} (DC) into {alternating current energy|AC energy|the energy of alternating current} (AC) {is connected to the|connects to your|are connected to} panels. {This energy can be used|The energy is used|This energy can be utilized} {in your homes or on|at home or on|for your home or} the {electric grid|grid of electricity}.

{Depending|Based} on the {size|dimensions|dimension} and {complexity of your system,|the complexity of your system} the time {it takes|required|needed} to {install the equipment will|set up the equipment can|put the equipment in place will} {vary from one|differ from one|vary from a single} {day to three days|or two days to three|morning to 3 days}. Installing a power {meter to|meter in order to|meters to} {net meter your system|measure your system’s net power|monitor your system’s power consumption} {can also add to|will also increase|could also prolong} the {installation time|time required to install|duration of installation}. Installing a power {meter will|meter may|meters will} {take a little more|require a bit more|take some} time to {complete|finish} {your|the} solar{ panel| panels|} installation.

[xfield_company], top solar {companies, is reputable|firms, is reliable|companies, has a good reputation} and {can go through|is able to complete|is able to go through} the {steps without any problems|process without difficulty|steps with no issues}. {That’s why we make sure|This is why we ensure|We make sure} that {the installers are experienced|our installers are skilled|the installers have experience} and {provide excellent|offer excellent customer|can provide top-quality} service. The {final step of|last step in|final stage of} {solar panel installation|the solar panel’s installation process|installing solar panels} is{ the|} {inspection and final|examination and|review and final} approval. {This can show if your|This will show if the|It will reveal if your} installer has {cut corners|made a mistake|taken shortcuts}.

5. Approval and interconnection

{Flipping|Switching on|The flipping of} {the switch, or|your switch or|off the power, and}{ formally| officially|} {generating power from your rooftop|producing power from your roof|creating power from your rooftop}{, is the final| is the last| is the final} step {in|to} {going|making the switch to} solar. Before {your panels can be|your solar panels are|you can get your panels} {connected to the grid,|hooked up to the grid|linked to grid power,} {a representative of|an official from|a representative from} {your local government must inspect|the local government has to inspect|your local government needs to look over} {them and approve their installation|the panels and then approve of their installation|the installation and give approval}. The representative will {inspect|examine|review} {your installation and give approval|the installation and then give their approval|the installation and approve it}. The representative will {inspect|examine|review} the installation to {ensure|make sure|verify} that {all electrical wiring is correct|the electrical wiring is in order}{, mounting was securely| the mounting was secure| mounted securely} and {safely attached|securely attached|safely secured}{, and that it meets| and that it is in compliance with| and that the installation is compliant with} the {standard for roof|requirements for roof|standards for roofs} and electrical setback {codes|codes}.

{After this|After the|Following this} {inspection, you are|inspection, you’re now|examination, you’re} {ready to go for official|prepared to apply for|in good shape to proceed with official} grid interconnection. [xfield_company] representatives will visit your solar panel {system to conduct|system for|installation to conduct} their final {inspection|examination|check}. {Your|The} {panels will be connected to the|panel will then be linked to|solar panels are connected with the} grid {as soon as|once|when} they {give the OK|approve|grant the approval}. It {will|can|could} take {between two and|two to|about two and} {a month to get the|months to obtain|one month to receive} town approvals {and|as well as} utility approvals{, and then|. Once that is done, the|. After that,} {interconnection can go live|interconnection is ready to go live|the interconnection will be in place}.

What is the cost of solar panels in 2022?

{After taking into consideration|When you take into account|In addition to} the {federal solar tax credit,|federal solar tax credit|tax credit for solar energy in the federal government,} the {cost of|price of|cost for} {installing a solar panel|the installation of a solar system|setting up a solar array} {in|by} 2022 {is \$17,538|will range from \$17,538|ranges from \$17,538 up} to \$203,458. A {single solar panel can|solar panel will|single solar panel could} cost between \$200 {and|to} \$250. {After taking into consideration|When you take into account|In addition to} the federal {solar tax credit|tax credit for solar} (\$27,000.00 {before the|prior to the|before} credit){, a| A| for a} 10 {kW solar panel installation will|kW solar panel installation would|solar panel with a power output of 1.2 kW will} cost {\$20,498|you \$20,498|around \$20,498}. {Solar panel prices|Prices for solar panels|The prices for solar panels} in 2022 {will average|will be|are expected to average} \$2.77/W {on a cost-per-watt|for a cost-per-watt|with a cost per watt} (\$/W).

Solar panels are {an individual|an independent|a distinct} product. {Prices for solar panels can|Prices for solar panels|The cost of solar panels will} {vary depending|differ based|vary based} {on where you live|the location you reside in|on the area you reside in} and {what manufacturer you choose|the manufacturer you select|which manufacturer you pick}. These are the {key|main|major} {factors that affect|elements that influence|factors that impact} solar {installations and solar panel|panels and solar installation|panel installations and} {pricing|prices|price}.

{System size: The larger|Size of the system: The bigger|System size: The bigger} {your solar panel system is|the solar panel system you have|your solar panel system}{, the more expensive| larger, the more costly| bigger, the more expensive} it will {be|cost}. The {average price per unit|cost per unit average|price per unit is the average} for solar drops {with increasing|increases with|will increase with} {system size|the size of the system|size of the system}.

{Location: Prices vary by|Costs vary from state to|Location: Prices differ by} state due to{ both|} local quoting trends{ as well| aswell|, as well} {as system size differences|the differences in size of systems|variations in the size of the system}. States {with a larger system|that have a larger system|that have larger systems} size {will naturally|are likely to|will typically} have lower {average solar costs|solar prices|costs for solar}.

{Brand and quality|Quality and brand|The brand and the quality} {of the panel|for the panels|that the panels are made of}: {Just like|Like|As with} {any other product|any other item|every other product}{, solar panels can come| solar panels are available| solar panels come} {in different qualities|in a variety of qualities|with different quality}.

{Roof characteristics: A|The characteristics of a|Solar characteristics: A} solar panel installation {costs more|will cost more|is more expensive} than {just the equipment|the installation itself|the components}. The {difficulty of installation|complexity of the installation|installation difficulty} {will be charged|will be billed|is a cost borne} by {your|the} solar installer. A {complex roof may|complicated roof can|more complex roof could} {increase the cost of|raise the price of|add cost to} your system.

Labor: {Each solar company|Every solar company|Each solar business} {charges a different labor rate|has a different cost for labor|offers a different rate of labor} {for their work|to complete their job|in their installation}. {It is possible to choose|You can choose|It is possible} to pay more {to get|for|money to obtain} {a company with higher|an organization with better|the company with better} {reviews and a faster|ratings and faster|reviews and a quicker} installation time.

{Permitting and interconnection|Interconnection and permits|The permit and the interconnection}. {While not a significant|Although not a major|While they are not the most important} {factor, the cost of|element, the cost of|aspect, the cost for} permits {and the interconnection fee|and interconnection fees|as well as the interconnection fee} {will increase the total price|can increase the cost|will add to the overall cost} of your solar {installation|system|project}.

The Benefits of Installing Solar Panels

A {solar power system can|solar energy system could|solar-powered system can} be {a smart decision|an excellent choice|a wise choice} {for many|due to a variety of|for a variety of} reasons.

Solar {Panels are clean|panels are safe|Panels are eco-friendly}{, renewable and sustainable| green, sustainable and renewable| energy sources, renewable and long-lasting}{, which means it benefits| that is, it helps| and therefore, they are beneficial to} {the environment|the environment}.

{You are also investing|You also invest|Additionally, you are investing} in a {sustainable, renewable|renewable, sustainable} and {affordable energy resource|cost-effective energy source|inexpensive energy source} {that can be commodified|which can be traded|that is able to be traded} to {increase|boost|improve} {economic stability|the stability of your economy|stability in the economy}. You {can sell excess electricity to|can sell excess electricity back to|are able to sell excess electricity to} your grid. {You can earn while ensuring|You earn money while ensuring|Earn money while making sure} that {electricity is always available|power is always on|the electricity you need is always in your}.

Solar Panels {installation is|are} {a viable option to reduce|an option that can help cut down on|an effective option to cut} the {rising cost|cost|price} {of traditional energy sources|for traditional sources of energy|that traditional power sources incur}. {You don’t need to rely|It is not necessary to depend|There is no need to rely} on {electricity from the grid|grid-connected electricity|the grid for electricity,} which {can be costly|is costly|can be expensive}.

Solar panels can be installed now to start saving money

Why {spend the three-month|should you go through the three-month|do you need to go through the three month} {installation process to get|installation process to install|installing process to have} {a solar energy system in|an energy system that is solar in|a solar system for} your home? [xfield_company] estimates that the average solar {shopper|consumer|customer} will {offset approximately|be able to offset|reduce approximately} {95% of their|95percent of their|90% of the} {electricity|energy|power} consumption {by installing solar and|through solar power and|by installing solar panels and} will be {able to pay|capable of paying|in a position to pay} for {their solar system|the solar system|their solar panel} {in less than 8|within less than 8|in less than eight} years. {Use|Utilize|Make use of} {our Solar|the Solar|the solar} Calculator to {find out|determine|discover} {how much you could|the amount you can} save. {Get an instant estimate|Find a quick estimate by} {using offers from|with offers from|of offers in} your{ local|} {area|region}. Register your {property on|property on the} [xfield_company] Marketplace to {get quotes from qualified installers|receive quotes from installers who are qualified|obtain quotes from experienced installers} {in your region|within your area|in your area}.



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