Why You Should Have Domestic Solar PV Panels for Homes
With energy costs constantly on the rise over the past few years, Domestic Solar PV Panels for Homes have become an increasingly attractive option for homeowners.
Using our solar panels to generate your own energy, you can really reap the benefits of Solar Power. Householders who fit Residential Solar PV Power Systems to their property can now benefit in a number of ways.
Whether it be through the minimal disruption they cause while running or the lack of fuel costs involved following installation, having solar panels fitted at your property can not only save you money but offer ease and convenience as well.
How long does solar panel installation take for a house?
It will usually only take Hercuglas half a day to complete your Domestic Solar Panel installation, so you can be producing solar power the very same day.
Why choose Hercuglas for your homes solar PV installation?
Hercuglas can help advise you on how to gain the maximum benefit from an investment in solar power. Plus, with teams well placed to cover all of Ireland, we can install Domestic Solar Energy Systems for homes all over the Island.
How does a solar system benefit your wallet and the planet?
Climate change is a top priority on a global scale now, and the world’s leading scientists have warned us that we need to make drastic changes immediately in order to prevent disaster.
Combine solar panels with a battery storage solution.
Combining your solar PV system with a battery storage solution is an ideal way to leverage further benefits for your home, enabling you to store the solar power your panels produce and controlling your energy more effectively.
Hercuglas Renewables Work - Solar PV Panels Ground
In a solar panel system, the ground typically consists of a grounding electrode, such as a ground rod or a grounding plate, that is connected to the electrical system's grounding conductor. The grounding conductor is a copper wire that runs from the solar panels to the ground electrode.
The purpose of grounding in a solar panel system is to provide a path for electrical current to flow into the ground in the event of a fault or surge, effectively redirecting the dangerous current away from the system and preventing damage or harm. It helps to stabilize the system's electrical potential and reduces the risk of electric shock or fire.
Hercuglas Renewables Work - Solar PV Panels Ground
Proper grounding is essential for safety and compliance with electrical codes and regulations. It is typically installed by licensed electricians or solar panel installers who are knowledgeable about local electrical codes and requirements.
It's important to note that while grounding is a crucial safety measure, it does not directly affect the performance or efficiency of the solar panels. The primary function of grounding is to ensure safety and protect against electrical hazards.
Hercuglas Renewables Work - Solar PV Panels on the Roof
Roofs often provide an unobstructed and sun-facing surface, allowing solar panels to receive maximum sunlight throughout the day.
This exposure maximizes the solar panels' electricity generation potential.Solar panels on the roof are a popular choice for residential and commercial solar installations. Mounting solar panels on the roof offers several advantages, including optimal sun exposure, space efficiency, and ease of installation.
Hercuglas Renewables Work - Solar PV Panels on the Flat Roof
Solar panels can be installed on flat roofs, although the installation process and considerations may differ slightly compared to pitched roofs.
Flat roofs typically require solar panels to be tilted at an angle to optimize sun exposure and maximize energy production. The tilt angle is determined based on the latitude of your location and the desired energy output. South-facing orientation is generally recommended in the northern hemisphere to capture the most sunlight.
5 STEPS TO INSTALLING HERCUGLAS RENEWABLES SYSTEM
- We will visit the location to assess the site's suitability for solar panel installation. Factors such as sun exposure, shading, roof condition, and available space will be evaluated.
- We will design the solar panel system based on the site assessment, energy consumption, and specific requirements. This includes determining the number and placement of solar panels, inverter capacity, and electrical wiring configuration.
Before installation, permits and approvals may be required from local authorities, homeowner associations, or utility companies. The installer will handle the necessary paperwork and ensure compliance with local regulations and building codes.
- The solar panels and associated mounting hardware will be installed on the roof or ground, following the design specifications.
- Wiring will be run from the panels to the inverter, which is typically installed near the electrical service panel.
- Proper grounding and electrical connections will be made to ensure safety and code compliance.
- The inverter, which converts the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into AC electricity used in homes or businesses, will be connected to the electrical service panel.
- A net meter, if required by the utility, may be installed to measure the electricity produced and fed back into the grid.
- The system will undergo thorough electrical testing to ensure proper functionality and compliance with electrical standards.
A final inspection will be conducted by the local building department or relevant authority to verify that the installation meets safety and code requirements.
Once the system passes inspection, it can be activated and connected to the electrical grid.
The installer may provide instructions on monitoring the system's performance and may assist with any necessary paperwork for interconnection agreements or net metering.
Charge your EV from home with solar
Electric vehicle technology is changing all the time, particularly battery capacity, making it a more appealing option for drivers. With more of us switching to electric vehicles to reduce our carbon footprint, having the ability to charge your car at home, and using surplus solar energy for free motoring, via an electric vehicle charging point, is a great way of keeping your transportation cost-effective and emissions-free.
A low maintenance solution
Solar PV systems are an easy upgrade to your property that can also add considerable value. Once installed, there’s very little maintenance required – aside from check-ups to ensure the system is working effectively, you shouldn’t need to replace your panels or inverter for 25-30 years.