65 itGoing Solar is an awesome investment as not only does it grant you independence from the local grid, it allows for the decrease in utility bills. To many, choosing to go solar appears to only be an option for homeowners and not for those living in rented accommodation. The fact is, both homeowners and tenants are likely to need to move in the future and the question of what happens when a relocation is needed is always asked.
Partnering with the right solar installer will give the opportunity to garner information on the best course of action to and how to go about a relocation process.
What happens to solar panels when I move?
If you’ve decided to move from your home, you may be concerned about how you can relocate with your solar power system. The following are some things to consider during a relocation:
• Your new home’s location: If you’re moving locally, your solar installation company should be able to help you remove the solar panels and re-install them. For interstate moves, the costs to the process may be a bit higher.
• Availability of power in the new area: the grid power supply in your new location may be better or worse, meaning you’ll have to factor in how this may affect usage of your solar power system. If the light is worse you may need to upgrade your system capacity. If it’s better then the life span of your system, in particular your batteries, is likely to be longer
• Property and Shade: This is the most important factor to consider when relocating your solar power system. Some houses are better suited for solar than others. If you’re relocating to a shady location from a sunny one, you will be requiring some maintenance, if the shades cast cannot be corrected, for example, if shades cast are frontree branches, they can easily be trimmed. Shades from other buildings cannot. In a case like this, your engineer will seek the best solution for your system to function. For example, a solar car port
• Warranty concerns: removing solar panels yourself from the roof may void the warranty in some cases. However, it is important to have your solar providers take on the relocation process with you. Some companies may not provide such services. And it is important to know what services your chosen solar providers offer long-term.
• Earthing: The earthing may have to be discarded and new materials will be required to re-earth the panels at their new location. If the new location makes re-earthing an imperative, it may lead to increased relocating costs. To earth an electrical system is to connect its non-current-carrying components or the body or enclosure of the system to the earth. The earthing component is connected between the equipment body or enclosure and the earth pit which is placed under the earth surface. The goal is to discharge the electrical charge directly to the earth. Earthing is often used interchangeably with grounding.
• Accidents and Risks: What are the risks of accidents to those who will unmount Sar panels? If the risk is substantial, harnesses or even a scaffold will need to be used. A reputable solar installler will follow the best practices in health and safety.
Relocating your solar power system might seem like a task, but it should not be. With the right solar installer, you can move conveniently. Your chosen partner might have more factors to look into, but keeping the solar panel system safe and making your relocation process easier would be their top priority.
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