Installing solar panels requires in-depth planning, especially for buildings and houses with intricate designs. Thus, it is ideal when looking for a solar panel provider to always go for the one who also offers drafting services.
A Lot Goes on When Installing Solar Panels
It may seem like an easy task – a simple laying down the panels and keeping them intact – but that is not the case. These panels need a strong foundation, such as concrete pillars that can support their weight. They need a conduit, electric box that is near the panels, mounts to secure them in place, and wiring connections.
What if the rooftop or the ground surface does not have a layout that can accommodate the panels? What if your area does not receive enough sunshine? This is why solar design & drafting go hand-in-hand with each other. Depending on the design and intricacy of the building, experts will need to do three types of drafting before the installation – structural, electrical, and plumbing drafting.
What is Involved in Drafting?
Designing solar panels involves expertise in CAD drafting. For more complex layout, professionals use 2D and 3D drafting to ensure that the installation, look, and efficiency of the panels is at its optimum level.
Using the latest applications, experts will build an operational framework to provide you with electrical diagrams and blueprints that you can check and easily understand.
When drafting the design of solar panels, you will not only get a map and layout. You will also get the following:
● Ventilation and heat dissipation structure
● Wiring details
● Schematics and documentation
● Electrical fabrication
How Much Solar Do You Need and How Complex Would a Draft Be for Your Building?
Not all states receive an equal distribution of heat; thus, knowing how much solar energy reaches the ground is one of the main factors in getting a clear view of how complex and the cost of the installation are in your area.
This measurement of sunlight that falls to your ground is called insolation. It shows what time of the day your area is getting the most sunlight.
The higher the available sunlight, the more power the panels can generate, even if you have smaller panels. However, if your region receives a low amount of sunshine, despite having bigger panels, you will need to spend more time to achieve similar output. And you might need more panels to get sunlight faster.
So no matter how big or small your area is the number and size of the panels you would need depend only on three things – (1) insolation, (2) number of hours your area is receiving the strongest sunshine, and (3) the amount of power your building needs.
This is why solar design & drafting service providers need to inspect your area first, where it is best to install the panels to get maximum results.
When hiring solar panel installers, make sure to check if they also offer drafting services. This will complete your installation needs, no matter how complex the project may be.