How does residential solar power work?

September 20th, 2021 in General Solar Panel Power Topics
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Have you always wanted to power your home by generating your own electricity with solar panels? Are you curious as to how it all works? We'll try to shed some light on this question.

Solar power systems are customized for each home. That’s because there are several factors that contribute to what design will work best for that home.

To give you an idea of what is involved in upgrading your home with solar panels, here are a few things a residential solar power company in Victoria will look at.

A residential solar power company in Victoria checks for

  • Your location (how much sun you receive)
  • Your roof (what type, age, and angle to the sun)
  • Your property (in case solar panels on the ground are a better solution)
  • Your energy consumption
  • Your energy bills from your utility
  • Anticipated increasing energy needs

With this information, they will do the calculations to estimate energy costs into the future, and will create a custom design and quote for that home. The homeowner will know exactly what to expect from residential solar panels and can make an informed decision about a customized solar energy system.

When a homeowner decides to move forward with a solar energy system, the following steps are taken to bring the design to life.

Steps to installing residential solar panels

  • Permits are obtained that are required based on your location and jurisdiction
  • Equipment is ordered. Wait for BC Hydro to approve your installation (usually only a few days)
  • Once the equipment arrives, schedule time for the installation of your equipment
  • Finally, commission the system. Provide completion reports to BC Hydro and Technical Safety BC
  • Once approved, you can switch on your system and begin watching your meter go backwards!

We hope this information helps in understanding how residential solar power works. If you have any questions or want to get a quote for a custom solar system design for your home, give us a call at 250-516-5932. We look forward to working with you.

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