What's involved to design and specify my solar system?
All systems installed in Australia have to be signed off by an accredited solar system designer/installer. The following elements are considered when designing a solar system:
a. The available roof space and optimum panel location to install the system
b. The orientation and pitch of the roof(s)
c. Impact of shading across all seasons and time of day
d. The structural soundness of the roof area to support the weight of panel and racking weight.
e. Sizing the strings of panels for the correct voltage of the inverter.
f. Ensure the design meets building codes and electrical standards.
g. Determining the most suitable location for the inverter and the way the cables are run.
h. Considering appropriate monitor options.