4 Easy Steps
The most common question we are asked is "what is the process for getting solar energy generated from my roof?"
It’s actually a simple, 4 step process:
Step 1: Request a Quote
Give us a call or use the website contact form to Quote . A highly skilled "surveyor" will first discuss your needs and expectations before matching those with the limitations of your budget and site constraints, and provide you with the best Solar Solution for your needs. When you choose to proceed we will come out & conduct a site survey to confirm aspects of the installation.
Step 2: Installation of Panels
Our installation team will arrive on the scheduled day and install the panel mounting system and panels on your roof. Generally, you do not need to be at home during the panel installation but are, of course, welcome to watch and ask any questions. Our CEC licensed electrician will mount your inverter next to your meter box or at an agreed upon location.
Step 3: Electrical Connections
Once the panels are installed, the electrician will connect the solar panels to the cables, connect the safety switches and the inverter to both the solar panels and your meter box. They will commission and test the system which by now will be fully functional. If you have a meter with a wheel that spins and you are using less electricity in the house than is being produced by the solar panels, you will see something that brings tears to Ergon executives eyes - your meter will be spinning backwards! You will see the benefit of your solar energy system immediately.We will however not be able to leave this running until Ergon make an appointment with you to switch it on.
Step 4: Smart Meter Installation
We will contact Ergon on your behalf to arrange any approval and equipment changes necessary. This has nothing to do with the Solar installation, however is a separate arrangement between you and Ergon your energy retailer, who will enter into a contract directly with you paying you for all the excess energy you do not use. Presently they are paying 7.861 cents per kWh (no GST) for the energy purchased from you.