DIY Solar Systems

DIY Solar Systems Are Easier to Install than You Might Think

Solar energy saves money, increases home values, and protects the environment—three attractive incentives for any home or business owner. Still, many people shy away from solar, thinking the cost of installing the system is far too high. 

But that is simply a myth! The cost of a complete, professional installation is more than reasonable today. And better still, you can save even more by installing your solar system yourself using DIY solar kits and technical support from Peak Solar.

Is a DIY Solar System Kit Right for Your Home or Business?

Peak Solar’s DIY solar system kits are surprisingly easy for most people to install. You don’t need to be Bob Villa or the Toolbelt Diva to enjoy the benefits of solar power. Our kits come with complete technical support, and you probably already have all of the basic tools required. You will only need professional help to connect your system once you’ve installed the racking, panels, and inverter.

You can choose from 2 general solar systems, grid-tied and off grid.

Like with most homes currently on the grid, installing a grid-tied solar kit from Peak Solar is simple. As your energy use evolves over time, you can easily expand your system, all the while enjoying the added benefit of selling excess electricity back to the grid.

Off-grid home solar systems and kits come in two sub-sets, hybrid and off-grid. While installation is more complex and costly because of the necessary battery system, you will enjoy a significant benefit to being off grid: You can build your system for any structure anywhere.

But before choosing the system for your home or business, consider the following questions.

Do you have enough space to accommodate solar panels? A solar array may be located on the roof or on the ground. Keep in mind that the more kilowatts you need, the larger your home solar system is going to be.

Does the space receive enough sunlight, primarily a southern exposure? Wherever you chose to place your solar panels, they need to receive approximately 8 to 10 hours of sunlight daily without any significant shading. South-facing solar panels will receive the maximum year-round sun exposure.

Can your roof support your system? Solar panels are lighter and more efficient than ever before, but they can still put a significant weight load on your roof, so before deciding on a roof-mounted solar system, you should have your roof inspected.

Peak Solar DIY Solar System Kits Include All the Money-Saving Components You’ll Need

Your DIY solar kit from Peak Solar contains all the necessary components you will need, plus round-the-clock technical support so you can start saving money on your utility bills. A basic photovoltaic system includes 3 main components:

  • Solar panels to collect the sun’s energy
  • Power inverter to convert power to AC kilowatts
  • Racking system mounted on the roof or ground (or both)

In addition, typical installations utilize an AC disconnect switch that is connected between the power inverter and the electrical panel.  Micro inverter installations typically include a performance monitoring system that allows the individual modules to be monitored.

Depending on your situation, you may require additional parts, so the overall cost of your ideal solar kit may vary. For the most accurate estimate of your particular cost, contact Peak Solar today for a free quote. While the sun shines, you could be powering your house into the 21st century.