Now more than ever, the solar industry is booming. Homeowners everywhere are looking for ways to reduce their electricity bills and modernize their homes. By making the decision to go solar, you can have access to free energy anytime the sun shines! It’s quite an efficient and simple way to reduce your utility bill.
At Mammoth Roofing & Solar we specialize in solar panel installation in San Antonio. Our professional and trustworthy approach to solar panel installation is what sets us apart from the competition. When you invest in solar panels for your home, you should trust your crew completely. When you work with Mammoth, you work with the best. We’ll make sure your installation proceeds smoothly and starts saving you money right away!
Solar panels harvest energy from the Sun and convert it into electricity. However, there’re a few more steps involved in the process.
Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight using photovoltaic (PV) cells and covert that energy into useable electricity. The panels convert the solar energy into direct current (DC) power, which travels through an inverter to turn it into alternating current (AC). This energy powers the home’s electrical panel and thus powers the home and all of your home’s appliances and devices.
Solar energy is only able to be produced when the Sun is shining. That doesn’t mean that you won’t have any power when it’s a cloudy day, solar panel systems are connected to the existing municipal energy grid to ensure that rain or shine, you have the energy to power your home! Excess energy converted by your solar panels is sent to the municipal power grid when your energy consumption is low, which supplies you with the electricity you need when you use more than what the solar panels can produce in a day.
Installing solar panels to your San Antonio home’s roof might seem like a daunting prospect. However, there are plenty of benefits that come along with making the switch to solar. Here are some of the most popular benefits of switching to solar power:
Many homeowners wonder whether solar panel installation is worth the initial cost. Rest assured that home solar systems begin saving money the moment they’re installed. Solar energy provides an endless array of benefits, and you could see them in your own home! Schedule your solar panel installation call today!
Installing solar panels requires thorough knowledge of solar technology, engineering, and design. It’s best to avoid a DIY solar installation project and instead find a reputable company to handle the installation. It’s important to find a contractor that’s experienced and knowledgeable about roofing and solar installation.
That’s why Mammoth Roofing & Solar is the best company to pick for solar installation in San Antonio. With our vast knowledge of the industry, we’ll guide you through your home solar project with ease. Here’s a breakdown of the solar panel installation process:
First, we’ll use a piloted drone to fly around your property. This drone will capture hundreds of photos which will help to render design packet diagrams and ensure the accuracy of where equipment should be installed. We’ll also conduct a main electrical service review to determine if any upgrades to your current electrical system are needed in order to accommodate a solar panel system.
Finally, we will complete an inspection of the roof and attic. On the roof, we will confirm that it’s structurally sound and able to hold the weight of solar paneling. In the attic, we will confirm rafter placement and plan a path for the conduit to follow.
While NABCEP Certified Engineers use the information from the site survey to construct design plans, Mammoth Roofing & Solar will be helping you to receive the proper permits to have your solar panels installed. This step might sound a bit intimidating, but Mammoth Roofing & Solar is experienced at walking our customers through this part of the process with ease and will help you with all of the following:
At this point, Mammoth will go ahead and order the solar materials needed for your project. We will also get you scheduled for installation with a tentative project date.
Finally, the day you have been waiting for arrives! One of Mammoth’s NABCEP certified installers will show up at your home along with a licensed electrician. They’ll work together to verify that your roof is prepared and ready for the solar panel installation.
Once they are done checking the roof, the installer will install the wiring that’s needed to connect your solar system to the electrical system. After the wires are placed, your installer will place the racking, which is used to hold the solar panels in position. The solar panels are placed into the racks and the inverter is connected to the panels.
A common question homeowners ask is: How long will installing solar panels take? While it all depends on the scope of the project, residential solar panel installation usually takes about a day.
After your solar panel system is installed, you’ll need a municipal government representative to come out to assess and approve your residential solar system. Once you pass, they will issue you a permission to operate(PTO). This is essentially just a safety precaution, ensuring that a second set of eyes has validated the wiring and electrical work that has been completed.
From there, the last step to going green is getting the power turned on! For this step, you’ll also need a representative from your local utility company to hook your system up to the electrical grid. This allows you to keep drawing electricity when needed as well as cycle back extra energy you are not using safely back into the grid. This process can even result in credits from your utility company via net metering programs.
Mammoth Roofing & Solar is here to simplify the process of going solar. Simply give our team a call, and we can gladly get started on your home solar project.
At Mammoth Roofing & Solar, we believe that integrity and reputation are essential to running a successful business. Because of these values, we always strive to put customer communication first. As one of our customers, you will have your own project manager who will guide you through every step of your solar project.
Call Mammoth Roofing & Solar today to make the switch to solar!