My Solar Panels Are Up!

The installation of my solar pv system was completed today after a slight delay with parts.

Monday saw the installation team turn up nice and early. Two chaps worked on the roof cutting tiles and fitting the solar panel rail mounting brackets to the joists. Whilst inside the house I had one electrician installing the new fuse box / consumer unit and another working upstairs fitting the Sunny Boy inverter and subsequent wiring to the loft area. Apparently, although everything was there on on Friday, they could not start fitting the panels due to the solar panel mounting clamps not arriving.

On Tuesday no work was carried out due to these missing clamps and on Wednesday nobody turned up at all! Very poor communication received here as I could have gone back to work. However, later after chasing-up to see what’s happening I was informed that the clamps had just arrived that evening.

Thursday, after taking another day-off work, saw the fitters arrive bright and early to complete the installation. Looking back this delay did give me the chance to spot the intended space upstairs left for the generation meter. After explaining that I understood that this meter was to be fitted next to the electric meter it was thus fitted as originally planned. Having the meter here will then enable future generation meter readings to take place by a third party should the electric companies so wish without traipsing through the house.

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