What are the Solar Componets
What makes up a solar energy system? The main solar components that come with every solar power system or solar panel kit are:
Racking (mounting system)
You might be asking: How do these components convert the sun’s energy into usable electricity for your home or business? On this page, we’ll break down all the solar power components and parts that make up your solar system.
When the sun shines onto a solar panel, energy from the sunlight is absorbed by the PV cells in the panel. This energy creates electrical charges that move in response to an internal electrical field in the cell, causing electricity to flow.
The mounting system is attached to a central point in the roof structure so the solar panel weight can be transferred to the structure of the building and everything can be anchored down for safety
An electrical grid is an interconnected network for electricity delivery from producers to consumers.
An inverter is one of the most important pieces of equipment in a solar energy system. It's a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity, which is what a solar panel generates, to alternating current (AC) electricity, which the electrical grid uses.
What can you expect after signing your Solar Contract?
STAGE: Site Survey
1. CARE will schedule a day and time for one of our technicians to come to your home and take photos of all your existing equipment. We call this a Site Survey.
2. Once we have the Survey Report, we will send that off to our Engineers to get plans drawn up. This assures you get the best results in your Solar Production.
3. Once plans have been completed by our Engineers, we will submit those plans to both the building department for permitting and your electrical service provider for approval to proceed.
*If you secured financing during the process, we will also submit those plans to that company.
4. Once we have the permit and notice to proceed from your electrical provider, we will contact our suppliers for the equipment and schedule the delivery of the equipment and contact you to schedule an install date.
STAGE: Final Inspection
5. Once installation is complete, we contact the building department to schedule
an inspection. This verifies that the Building Authority approves the work, and that it meets the legal and safety requirements.
*If you secured financing we will submit your Final Permit to them for review.
STAGE: Permission to Operate
6. Once we have the approved Final Permit, we will submit that to your Electrical Service provider to get "Permission to Operate"
*Your Provider may come and inspect the installation before granting Permission to Operate.
*If you secured Financing, we will also submit Permission to Operate to your Loan Company.
7. Once we have Permission to Operate from your Provider, we will verify your Solar System is powered on and then provide you with the information needed to access the Monitoring System of your Solar Panels.