The interest in solar technology has spiked among environmentally conscious consumers world-wide. In the United States, more than a million homes have already utilized solar power with many more adopters, including those operating in the commercial space, now considering solar panel installation. There are however a number of steps that need to be taken to ensure that going solar isn’t met with any unnecessary headaches.
Before obtaining the required permits and documentation as well as ordering the right equipment, it’s important that the roof of the building is structurally secure and that the electrical panel is inspected to determine if it needs to be upgraded to work with solar. A company in Flushing, Queens interested in solar installation was visited by Absolute Electric, and it was discovered that their electrical panel needed to be upgraded before a solar company could perform a proper installation.
The reason for the upgrade is due to the solar panels requiring more amps of current and as such the ampere capacity of the client’s electrical box needed to increase to handle the extra power. When necessary, a panel upgrade is absolutely crucial for any solar panel installation and without that adjustment, reaping the benefits of going solar would not be possible.
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