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Electrical Upgrades and Solar Power

solarelectricityThere are some old buildings, and equally old or outdated electrical systems here in Hawaii. These electrical systems may be adequate to run appliances and keep the lights and televisions on. However if an owner of an older home or system ever wanted to convert their electrical source to solar, for example, electrical upgrades and/or enhancements would need to be made.

In preparation for a new solar photovoltaic installation, the first thing an electrician is going to look at is the breaker box. This is to ensure that there is a spare breaker or room for an additional breaker which will be dedicated to the solar system installation. Since the installation will need some special provisions such as an inverter with a power failure feature, the power line that the system is attached to must be dedicated.

Checking the rated output and preparing solar panels for maximum power is a job for a professional. Great care must be taken during planning and installation as it’s not just the household which needs special attention and accommodations. Electric Utility workers are at significant risk if during a power outage solar power is produced and fed into a grid which is supposed to be down. The risk of injury increases with faulty installations or grid connections preformed without the utmost care and knowledge.

Installation of solar panels must also be done with great care. While solar panels themselves are exceptionally light weight and will not add significant amounts of weight to a roof, they must be affixed in a special way in order to avoid damage or injury during high winds or cataclysmic weather. Therefore the condition of your roof and the experience of an installer are going to be major factors for a complication free system.

There are also battery backup systems to consider, which add another layer of complexity to the installation. While backups are an optional way to store your energy (as well as an alternative to net metering, where surplus energy is fed back to the power grid). An experienced and trusted installer will be able to determine what has to happen electrically and if an upgrade is necessary at any point in the system in order to accommodate such as system. The backup systems are nice in areas where there are frequent power outages and the power grid is down for extended periods of time. They can also be lifesavers for those who are ailing and depend on electricity to run equipment which helps them live.

Keeping the power on is important to almost everyone, for an assortment of different reasons. Sometimes keeping the power flowing requires a few preparatory considerations and steps in order to ensure peace of mind and a worry free system.