Residential or commercial solar installations can sometimes take many months to complete. But Solar by Kiss, a division of Kiss Electric knows that most homeowners don’t want to wait that long to start saving money on their energy bill. That’s why Solar by Kiss has created a streamlined, efficient solar installation process that takes less time to start reaping the rewards of solar power. For each new solar installation system we provide, our expert solar team goes through a series of steps to ensure a thorough seamless solar installation while reducing the amount of time to complete the project.
Solar Installation Process
The Solar by Kiss solar installation process. Once we’ve determined that your home is a good fit for solar panels, we take a variety of factors into account to determine the size of solar panel system you need. First, we look at your current energy bill/usage to see if solar will provide a good savings to you. Next, we determine how much solar energy is available at your specific location. Furthermore, we make sure to take into consideration the specific energy needs of your current household, rather than just taking a one size fits all approach. We use all of the data available to design solar arrays that save you the most money possible.
1) Site Survey
Before we can provide any solar installation, we must first determine how to maximize the efficiency of the solar panels. We assess the size of your roof, which direction it faces, if it has any shaded areas, and how the roof can handle the weight of the solar panels. With all this data, we can decide on the solar system and racking system that best suits your specific needs. The ideal roof for efficient solar panels is south facing and has no major shade sources or other obstructions such as trees that would cause problems with producing maximum solar energy production.
2) Proper Interconnection Paperwork
One of the most time intensive elements of solar installation process is obtaining the proper paper work and permits. Solar by Kiss will take care of all the complex permitting / paperwork so just sit back and relax. Different cities require various permits before solar panels can be installed. These include electrical permits, building permits, and other necessary paperwork. Solar by Kiss will also take into account various solar energy rebates and federal tax incentives that maybe available in your area.
3) The Solar Installation
Once all the paperwork and site survey is approved, we send in our certified solar installation teams to mount the solar panels on your roof or standalone racking system. Depending on the size of the system and complexity of the roof, the solar installation process can take 2-3 days. We support a variety of different solar installation methods for a wide range of roof materials. Our professional solar installation teams are highly trained to comply with all safety rules and regulations. Once the solar panel installation is completed, start monitoring and START SAVING!
Solar Panel Advantages
- Once solar panels are installed, they produce energy without generating waste or pollution. They operate with little maintenance or intervention.
- Support a clean environment, by producing your energy from the sun.
- Solar electric generation is economically competitive, where grid connection or fuel transport is difficult, costly or impossible. For example: satellites, island communities, remote locations and ocean vessels.
- Once the initial capital cost of building a solar power plant has been met, operating costs are low when compared to existing power technologies.
- A solar panel saves approximately 0.7 pounds of coal per kWh, or 2 pounds of carbon dioxide per kWh. To see how much carbon dioxide our panel has saved, Click Here.
When you chose Solar by Kiss for your new solar installation, you can leave the details to the experts. Whether you want a turn-key solar installation or just one piece of the equation, Solar by KISS is the right choice. Whatever your solar needs, Solar by KISS will be there to fulfill them!
Solar Panel Installation FAQ
There are many benefits of using solar. First, it’s eco-friendly – you are using the natural power of the sun to generate your own power. Second, you can reduce or eliminate paying the utility company. Third, you can protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future by generating your own power. Fourth, there are tax benefits to installing solar in your home. The actual energy and tax saving depends on your state and your utility consumption. At Solar by Kiss, we can show how much you can save – just ask for a free estimate.
Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.
The solar panels absorb the sun’s energy via solar cells in the glass panels. The panels absorb and store the energy and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.
The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. As a result, your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night. Even at low light – the panels can still generate electricity.
Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for the 25 to 35 years that they will generate power. Solar panels require little if any maintenance. If something does happen, most equipment manufacturers include warranties.