After all the setup is ready-to-use, there comes a county inspection step in between you pulling-up your solar switch to go solar.
A government engineer or electrician comes for final inspection of all the wiring done with respect to your solar setup and the utility grid. Your installer shall do the scheduling and paper work for the same.
All the installation and wiring do meet the pre-set permit standards and safety measures. Your time investment, and execution process turns out to be successful. All the patience was worth the wait.
The time this phase depends on the type of solar power installation you’ve opted for. If it’s off-grid, as in, off the electricity grid, you can pull-up your solar setup after proper wiring check. But if your setup is hybrid or on-grid, that is, if it has an electricity grid associated, the engineer inspection and permit is must and shall take time based on your locality and county. It can range from a few days to a few weeks depending on the queue.
It is advisable to initiate your solar installation process in off-season time, that is, mostly winters to avoid the permit queue or delay from service-provider’s end.
The main visible work happens in installation. You’ve surpassed all the tests and formalities and finally your decision of going solar is in the making. There are a lot of people pouring in your house.
The Non- electrician labour looks after the roof alterations, altitude elevation, and other design parameters related to solar panel setup. The electrician labour shall carry out the wiring of the panels with DC-AC inverter, power- meter and or solar battery.
Your time investment to go solar was worth it and you would be relieved to pay electricity bills for a few years.
It seems a lot of work but happens really quickly with the well-trained team. The total installation time for a standard 3-kilowatt solar system of about 20 solar panels is usually somewhere between 1 and 3 days.
Generally, the installers do keep relevant stock of PV panels that are used in rooftop solar. Unless, you’ve decided to adopt high-tech panels or some other variety or brand.
They shall order the panels, in case they don’t stock it or are out of stock. They also pull up sleeves to schedule installation timeline and bring in their electrician and non-electrician labour.
You get to know when your setup panels and other equipment arrive.
If your panels are being imported from any other country, this can take even longer, say about a month. Otherwise, panels can arrive in a day or a week’s time.