How are solar panels installed?

Solar Panels being Installed on a roof
This is our typical solar panel installation in 7 steps.  Other professional solar panel installers are likely to follow a similar path. 

1. Free detailed consultation and quote.

A free detailed consultation and quote is an offer to provide as assessment of your energy needs, along with a written quote for the cost of implementing a solution to meet those needs.

During the consultation  we’ll typically visit your property to assess your energy usage and identify any potential areas where you could save energy and reduce your costs. We’ll provide you with a (no obligation) written quote that outlines the cost of implementing the solution.

2. Quote accepted and deposit taken.

With us you are protected by a consumer group: RECC (Renewable Energy Consumer Code) for your peace of mind. 

The quote will be detailed and specific, and should include information about the type and size of the system that is being proposed, as well as the expected cost and savings. The consultation and quote from us provided free of charge, and without any obligation on your part to proceed with the work.

3. Solar kit ordered from the wholesaler.

You we  know what is coming from the above quote.

4. Pre-work notification submitted to DNO if required.

A pre-work notification is submitted to a DNO, or Distribution Network Operator, before work is carried out on an electrical installation. This notification is typically required for any work that is carried out on an electrical installation that is connected to the grid.

The purpose of the notification is to inform the DNO of the planned work, so that they can make any necessary arrangements to ensure the safety of their equipment and personnel.

In some cases, the DNO may need to temporarily disconnect the electrical installation in order to carry out the work safely. The pre-work notification is an important step in the process of installing a solar panel system, as it helps to ensure that the work is carried out safely and efficiently.

5. Scaffold erected (if needed).

The need for scaffolding during the installation of solar panels will depend on the specific circumstances of the installation. In some cases, it may be possible to install the panels without the need for scaffolding, while in other cases scaffolding may be required to ensure the safety of the workers and the integrity of the installation.

The cost of scaffolding will vary depending on the size and complexity of the installation.

6. Work Installed, commissioned and tested by a MCS registered/BPEC Qualified Team.

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7. Notifications to MCS and NAPIT completed and the system handed over to customers.

NAPIT, or the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers, is an organization that provides certification and support for professionals who work in the building services industry.

When solar panel system is being installed, it may be necessary to notify NAPIT in order to ensure that the work is carried out by qualified professionals who have the necessary skills and experience.

This notification may be required in order to obtain the necessary permits and approvals for the installation of the solar panel system.

Do you want to find out more about solar panel installation? Please do contact me on 020 8914 8297 or email .  We are never pushy!  See our reviews:

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We install solar panels and batteries in these south London (UK) areas:

Wallington, Purley, Carshalton, Coulsdon, Sutton, Croydon, Merton, Wimbledon, Streatham. Tooting, Mitcham, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Chipstead, Banstead, New Malden, Surbiton, Bromley, Beckenham.

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Anthony Jones

I'm an electrician based in Surrey. I run two small family business called Wandle Electrical Services  and The London Electric Radiator Company. I'm also a MCS certified solar panel installer.