Installing solar panels may seem like a straightforward task that involves attaching panels to your roof, but it’s important to recognize that a do-it-yourself (DIY) solar panel installation is not always as simple as it appears.
Step 1: Deciding the direction & Angle of Solar Panel installation
South is the ideal direction for solar panels, but east or west can also work well. Avoid facing panels north for maximum sunlight exposure.
Step 2: Installing Solar Mounting Structure
The Solar Mounting Structure serves as a support system for fixing solar panels securely onto the ground or rooftop.
Step 3: Assembling Panels
After ensuring that the solar mounting structure is fixed accurately, the next step is to connect the solar modules to it.
Step 4: Wiring for Electricity
Once the solar panels are assembled, MC4 connectors are used to connect them. These connectors are universal and can be used with any type of solar panel.
Step 5: Connecting the Solar Panels to Inverter
The inverter converts the DC electricity produced by the panels into AC electricity that can be used in your home.
Step 6: Connecting the Inverter to the Battery
If you plan to use a battery to store excess energy produced by your solar panels, you’ll need to connect the inverter to the battery. (only in off-grid systems)
Step 7: Connecting the Inverter to Grid
To connect the inverter to the grid, plug it into the main power switchboard, which will supply power from the grid. Connect the output wire to the board that supplies electricity to your home.
Step 8: Starting the Inverter with Solar Panels and Grid
Starting the inverter with solar panels and grid Once everything is connected, it’s time to turn on the inverter and start producing clean energy from your solar panels.