4 Steps Of A Solar System Installation
Updated: Jun 11, 2019
At this stage you might have compared different solar providers and have done a fair bit of research about solar. In order for you to be well prepared for the installation process, once you have picked your solar provider, we have created this list with the 4 simple steps of a solar system installation. This process might vary a bit depending on the company you choose but this is how it works at Econnect Solar.
1. Step: The Energy Assessment
Firstly, one of your energy consultants will come to your home, sit down and complete your personalised energy assessment. You will need to have ready your most recent energy bill and have all the homeowners present. This will then ensure we can gather all the relevant information to tailor a system to your needs.
Our consultants will take what you normally spend on your electricity bill and put that towards your new solar system. We can then offer zero up front costs and manageable payments with our flexible finance options. Once you are happy with your solar package your consultant will book you in for an install day with our experienced installation team.
If you want to find out about our flexible finance options, you can request a free quote and one of your experienced solar consultants will provide your with all the information you need so you can choose the best system for your home.
Step 2: Organising Applications
Once the consultant leaves your home, our administration team will get started with organising all the background work involved to make sure your solar installation goes as smoothly as possible.
This starts with your connect application. This means we ask for permission from your network distributor to put solar on your home. Your network distributor looks after the electrical grid in your area. Once your application has been submitted it usually takes 3-5 working days to receive an approval. When we have this, we are ready to go ahead with your solar installation.
Step 3: The Installation Day
When the big day arrives the installers will load up your solar system and head to your property. They will usually arrive between 8:00-10:00 am but will confirm this with you. An installation can take anywhere between 4-8 hours, but this is dependent on a number of factors like size, difficulty and ease of access.
Once the installation is complete the installers will perform some tests on the system to make sure that everything is functioning correctly. Then they will explain how your system works and how to use it correctly. In the end our installers switch the system off ready for the
meter to be installed.
Step 4: The Meter Installation
The final step to the solar installation process is the installation of your meter. In order for this to happen we will need to provide some information to your energy retailer and network provider. This will happen the week after your installation.
Once the forms have been sent off, it is now up to your energy provider to come and install the meter required to read your homes solar export, but don’t worry we will still help you through this process. We recommend to call your energy retailer about one week after installation to find out when they are planning to come to your property to do this. When your meter has been installed by your energy retailer you will then be ready to switch your solar system on and start using your solar power!
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