Doing Solar Yourself – Is It Worth The Risk?

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Option One Solar (855-502-6363), a solar energy specialist based in Apple Valley, California, has released a report that offers advice to DIY fans interested in installing their own solar panels.

The recent report entitled “Should you DIY Residential Solar?” was published to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of installing one’s own residential solar system.

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By releasing this report, the company can help DIY enthusiasts decide whether to proceed with their own installation project or rely on a professional solar contractor. The article discusses factors such as price, safety, physical strength required, requisite knowledge of electrical systems, and warranties.

The report highlights a few pros for DIY solar installations, including potential cost savings and enhanced decision-making power. Homeowners can save money on labor costs, choose a cheaper brand of equipment, and pay as they go instead of paying an upfront fee. They will also be intimately familiar with the solar system they installed and should be able to identify issues down the line.

However, the writer advises that solar system installations are complex and must comply with a variety of safety regulations and local building codes. Most individuals would find it difficult to calculate their kWh usage by the hour, install a net metering system, choose the correct orientation and angle for their panels, and connect their system to the grid or a backup battery.

Some other cons discussed in the report include physical strain from lifting the equipment, the danger of electrocution, lack of warranties, and insurance hurdles to jump through. Overall, the author suggests that a professional contractor may cost a little more upfront, but it can complete the installation faster and safer, and keep a solar system operating at maximum efficiency.

The experts at Option One Solar tackle a range of solar projects using reliable products, tools, and techniques. The company performs residential and commercial solar system installations throughout San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties.

A satisfied customer said: “They offered me the highest quality equipment and materials and a custom design to fit my energy efficiency requirements. Their installation crew was very knowledgeable and informative. They finished the job in a very expeditious manner. High-quality installation techniques. Great 25 year warranties. Reliable company.”

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