If you’ve decided to take the plunge and add solar panels to your commercial building, you’re probably wondering what to expect from the installation process. The installation process is far more complex than simply placing solar panels on your roof. Below, we’ll provide an overview of the steps in the commercial solar panel installation process.
Commercial Site Visit and Evaluation
After you’ve chosen a contractor for your project, the solar panel installation process officially begins. Prepared with an initial proposal based on an engineering desktop review, a professional from Solar Liberty will visit and evaluate your site to confirm the system design you will need.
Solar Array System Design
After the site visit, any changes to the design deemed necessary will be completed by our engineering department. During this stage, you will finalize the price of the system and its installation. Site and electrical plans are required in order to secure the permits for your project.
Solar Panel Permits and Documentation
As with any other construction project, you will not be able to complete a solar panel installation without the proper permits and documentation. Check local laws regarding construction and ensure you have all necessary permits before installation begins. Solar Liberty handles all of this research, paperwork and fulfillment for you.
Solar Panel Installation
At last, the installation of your solar panel system will begin! During this process, our team of professionals will install racking (or mounting) hardware on your roof (or ground area), then mount the solar panels on that hardware. We will also complete electrical wiring, allowing the solar panels to connect to the power grid.
Final Inspection and Utility Connection
Once the solar panel installation is complete, a professional will conduct a final inspection of the setup. Then, we will submit an interconnection request to your utility company. Once approved, your solar panel system will be officially connected to the power grid, and your solar panel system will be ready for use.
With this clearer picture of the commercial solar panel installation process, you won’t be surprised by any of the steps involved in the installation process.
If you’re looking for an installer to complete your commercial solar panel installation, contact Solar Liberty. We’ll evaluate your commercial building and help you choose and install the most compatible solar panel system.