First Day of Installation
It might be mysterious to you what’s going to happen on the first day of your solar installation. Here’s a preview showing three parts of the installation process.
Inverters are the tools that convert AC energy to DC energy so your home appliances can be lit up. The perfect location for an inverter is in the shade or indoors, inside a garage. Make sure the area around the inverter is dry. A small amount of sunlight falling on the inverter is fine, but if the inverter will be in constant sunlight then install it indoors instead. Aikyum Solar installs inverters at eye level to make the installation processes and further use easier.
If you have a utility gas meter, make sure there’s at least three feet between the gas meter and any electrical equipment, including inverters.
It’s okay if the inverter isn’t right next to the Main Service Panel, because we can disconnect the inverter with the DC disconnect. If there’s a gate or other object blocking the Main Service Panel from the inverter, Aikyum Solar will need to use an AC disconnect because firemen need a way to cut energy from solar panels to the roof.
Sub Panel Location
Sub panels are installed by Aikyum Solar for residential solar panel systems. In some situations, there is a main service panel full of breakers but with no space for a solar PV breaker that the installer wants or an electric vehicle (EV) breaker that the homeowner wants. This requires the installation of a sub panel as the main service panel is already too full.
The sub panel will be placed as close to the main service panel as it can be and will work fine it it’s either to the left or right of it. The perfect location for it, though, is right behind the main service panel. This is made possible by installing the sub panel on the wall behind the main service panel.
The solar panels collect energy, and the inverters convert that energy. However, you may wonder what brings the energy from the solar panels to the inverters. The answer is a conduit: a tube for protecting wiring. It extends from the inverters to the roof where the solar panels are.
Aikyum Solar takes great care to run the conduit the right way. There are four ideal locations for it: 1) hidden, 2) under the eves (the part of the roof that slopes over the side), 3) to the attic if possible, or 3) alongside a gutter. Aikyum Solar consults with the homeowner, walking around and test different positions.
If the eave, the part of the roof that meets the building, it closed, Aikyum Solar stubs out through the stucco. This is different than other companies who just install an LB around the eave.
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Testimonials from a few of our customers:
“I have been very happy with the whole experience and Aikyum will get my unbridled recommendation in the future.”
– Arun Jain
“I reached out looking for someone to repair my system after a roof install and was incredibly impressed by how attentive Harina and her service tech Joey were in not only getting my system back in order but going above and beyond by contacting the manufacturer after the two inverters failed to operate. I would absolutely use them again in a heart beat, for any future solar needs. Thanks again Aikyum Solar.”
– Celso G.
“Harina patiently met with us several times to help me understand the details of solar and to suggest approaches that no other bidder had proposed. Her installation team was punctual, courteous and efficient.”
– Carol R.
“Working with Aikyum was extremely easy and streamlined. Harina and her team took care of everything from permitting, to HOA approvals, to final notices to the city and HOA.”
– Apur L.