We all want to save money, but is the “DIY discount” worth it when it comes to solar projects? When it comes to transitioning to solar power, can you DIY your solar panel installation?
Savvy self-improvement types can absolutely install their own solar panels. But installation is just one part of “going solar.” In order to achieve a system that is effective, efficient, and inevitably produces as much power as your home or building requires, you’ll need a professional who can help you determine your power needs and what solar panel system will meet those needs. A system that’s too big is a waste of money. A system that’s too small will underproduce, and you’ll end up owing the power company more than you bargained for at the end of a year. It’s also important that you decide if you want batteries to store extra energy.
Even the Experienced DIY-er Needs to Consult a Solar Installation Specialist
Another thing we’ve noticed during our years in the industry is that, once people aren’t getting a regular dollar-amount bill from the power company each month, their power consumption starts to climb, sometimes well above what their solar panels are able to produce.
For example, without that monthly payment, they start turning the AC a little lower. The heat a little higher. They aren’t as vigilant about switching off those light switches. They use the savings to invest in a pool or hot tub, and that takes even more power to run. It isn’t until the end of the year that those little differences show up. A lot of people misunderstand this, and they end up dissatisfied with solar power — not because of its ineffectiveness, but because they weren’t fully aware of its limitations.
How to finance your installation?
If you do your research and still want to DIY your installation — great! We can help get you what you need for a successful installation and a truly “net-zero” solar panel system. Once we’ve determined the size and type of system that’s right for you, you can price how much the finished system will cost. When you have an estimate on the system you want, then you can look into a variety of finance options.
Navigating these waters alone can be daunting. However, the experts here at Aurora Energy can help you through this part of the process and make it easier on you and your wallet.
Solar Panels and Placement
So you know how you’re going to pay for your system, now comes the finer details. How much energy do you need to produce? Which panels are best suited to your location and how should they be mounted? These are questions that experts will help you answer.
For example, how much energy your solar panels produce depends greatly on their placement and brand. Experienced contractors will be better equipped to find the ideal placement and angles for your solar panels. Placing the solar panels in the wrong location can directly affect energy production and will essentially cost you money. To get the best return on your solar energy system, consult with professionals.
Solar Panel Installation
Saving money on labor costs may seem appealing, but some projects are best left to the pros. Solar panel installation is more complex than buying panels and placing them on your roof. When we design your solar energy system, we’ll make sure you have the number of panels you need, installed in the proper place and at the correct angle for peak performance!
Designing the perfect solar energy system is not a simple task. Here at Aurora Energy, we have the experience to guarantee our work. From going over financial options, all the way to installing your system, Aurora Energy will protect you and your investment. Don’t risk your solar installation and possible future revenue; get professional installation and consultation from Aurora Energy!