- Posted by adminsolar
- On August 1, 2018
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- Solar power
If you are thinking it is time to take the leap into a more environmentally friendly energy source and are getting ready to extract sun-driven energy for your house, there are a few things you should know and some important things to do before you have your solar power system installed in Frederick
- Contact Your Utilities Company
You should first contact your current utility company whom you are hooked up with for electricity and let them know that you are making plans to switch over to alternative energy. Most utility companies offer the option for you to plug into the main grid and then they will offer you money in exchange for the energy you provide to the grid during peak times. This, however, is not always the case. Some may not support incoming energy from private sources, or they may have strict regulations which you need to abide by and consider before you proceed with installation.
- Find an Installation Company
When it comes to executing the process of being able to use renewable energy, the first part is to find a company who can offer you this service. The inspection and analysis, installation and grid hook up can take varying amounts of time and you need to have a company that you are happy to work with for that duration and who is going to be able to offer you everything you need.
- Visit Your Roof
When you choose an installation company, they will come and analyze whether your roof and home have adequate sunlight exposure to be able to support panels extracting energy from the sun. They will not, however, do a complete roof inspection, checking for leaks, problems with your gutters etc. If it has been a while since you have gone up to your roof, pay it a visit, or hire a professional roofing company to come to have a look. This will allow you to pick up on any problems such as leaks, blocked gutters or missing shingles and then have these repaired before you install your panels
- Understand the Costs
Finally, don’t forget to take some time to understand the cost associated with renewable energy. Initially, it can be a large investment for many people, and this sometimes gets neglected in the planning, because individuals are simply happy about the return later on. Upfront, however, you will be required to pay for installation, equipment, labor etc., so be sure to ask around for quotes.
With everything you need to know dealt with ahead of time, you can rest assured that your conversion to renewable energy will be a success and that you will be off the grid in no time!