It is quite surprising that someone who wouldn’t even dream of swapping out a nonfunctioning electric outlet or install a ceiling fan entertains the notion that they can handle a solar energy installation as a DIY project. Or, perhaps it isn’t too difficult to understand when you consider how many solar energy kits tout themselves as “plug and play” and the existence of countless online videos that make it look easy. It is important to remember that it is dangerous to work with electricity, and that pertains to solar energy every bit as much as it does grid-provided power.
Other than the safety factor for yourself and your home, here are some additional reasons why DIY solar energy installation is a bad idea.
- Loss of Rebates- If you are looking to save money Other than the safety factor for yourself and your home, here are some additional reasons why DIY solar energy installation is a bad idea.by tOther than the safety factor for yourself and your home, here are some additional reasons why DIY solar energy installation is a bad idea.aking advantage of rebates or tax credits for solar energy, you should read the conditions carefully. Most of them require that the installation be done by a qualified electrician.
- Code Regulations- If your area has regulations regarding solar energy (and most do!), they usually require the installation to be done by a professional, and they won’t sign off on the permit unless it was. If you don’t hire someone, they can fine you and may even make you remove the solar energy system.
- Quality- As a DIYer, you can find solar energy panels that are really cheap – but are they good? Probably not! There are plenty of low-quality versions out there that won’t give you the performance, longevity, or reliability you expect. Working with a professional will assure that you get the quality that will give you many years of performance.
At Buckingham Electric, Inc., we have the experience with solar energy that you need so you can enjoy the benefits of solar energy that you expect while staying safe and getting the results you deserve. We also provide maintenance and repair services on solar energy systems. Give us a call today to learn more and to get a quote for a system that provides the amount of power that fits your objectives and your budget.