The Installation Process
Typical Roof Racking System
Your contractor will find a shaded north side for the location on your home where they will mount the Photovoltaic (PV) inverter. The goal will be to have a location that does not get direct sunlight so that the inverter does not overheat. For security reasons, interior locations such as a basement of garage may be chosen, but small, confined spaces such as a closet will not work due to the danger of overheating.
In addition to mounting the Inverter, a DC disconnect switch and a utility meter will be located close by.
The output of the inverter and PV system will be connected to a circuit breaker in your breaker box.
The electrical connect from the Photovoltaic (PV) panels, typically mounted on your roof, will be enclosed in a metallic conduit from the roof down to your inverter.
The output of the inverter and your Solar Electric System is connected to a circuit breaker in your breaker box. The Electricity generated by your PV system will be used by the other circuits in your home, and any excess power will be sent through your electric meter to the local neighborhood.
Please check with your individual utility for incentive rates and procedures.