Solar Panels Installation by Solar Panels Scotland
At Solar Panels Scotland, our team has many years of experience in designing, installing and maintaining solar panels. Safety and customer satisfaction are our top priorities, meaning we are always meticulous throughout the entire process and will implement the best solutions that are tailored to your specific needs.
What to Expect During a Solar Panels Installation
An install with Solar Panels Scotland will always be carried out adhering to MCS standards. MCS stands for Microgeneration Certification Scheme, which is a quality assurance scheme. This means that all installs carried out by us will be efficient and safe at every step of the process.
After you contact us to arrange an install, we will send one of our expert contractors to your property so that we can assess the building. This will allow us to supply the optimum products for your property and your energy requirements. It also lets us measure the area where the solar panels will be installed, as well as calculating the approximate time it will take to complete the project.
Solar Panels Installation Day
Our team will arrive on the pre-arranged date and time to start the installation. Typically a team of three to four crew members is required to complete a standard size install. The team will unpack the equipment and check it has not been damaged during transit. They will also check all electrical equipment and the install site for safety. Once the install specifications and site plan has been reviewed they will get started.
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Preparing the Install Site
This step will vary from property to property, however typically the team will clear a pathway through the building that leads from the entryway to the roof access point. Furniture will be covered with protective sheets. Our first priority is ensuring that none of your belongings will be damaged during the install. Ladders and/or scaffolding may be applied to the property to assist with access. Electrical panels will also be located and prepared for the install.
Solar Panels Installation
Metal rails will be installed onto your roof; these are what keep the solar panels in place. This is done with mounting screws or bolts which will penetrate the roof. Our team will seal these entry points before the end of the install. Electrical components such as the inverter and the conduit will be installed next and finally the solar panels will be mounted upon the metal rails. The electrical components are then connected to the panels. Finally, the team will test all aspects of the product in order to ensure it is working correctly and fitted securely. This final inspection will include the rails, panels, electrical components, and the sealing. Once the site is declared secure the team will clean the site and move all furniture back to its original place, as well as removing all debris, tools and equipment from the property. At this point the head contractor will be available to answer any questions you may have about your install and processes going forward.
Are You Eligible for Solar Panels Scotland Installations?
We are based in Glasgow and cover all areas within a 100 mile radius. When getting in touch, please let us know your property location and whether it is a domestic or commercial install. We handle projects both large and small so please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the installation of solar panels.
How much does a solar panel system cost?
The cost of solar panels will range depending on the manufacturer and the system edition, as well as the size of the property. A 2kW system, for example, costs approximately £4000-£5000.
How much maintenance do solar panels need?
Solar panels need very little maintenance as they do not need to be washed. However, it is important that the solar panels are located in an area that is not under shade and will not be covered by debris.
Do I need planning permission to install solar panels?
Most domestic properties do not require planning permission. However there are a few limitations and conditions which must be met; this will be explained to you during your property evaluation.