The first thing you need to know is that solar installers are professionally trained, many receiving special certifications called NABCEP Certification. There are many nuances that you need to know for solar installation that the standard internet search is not going to provide.
Longevity of a professional solar installation is estimated to be around twenty five years. With the lack of knowledge base, doing a solar installation yourself can reduce the longevity so that you have to replace them sooner.
Maintenance can be a major topic, as many professional solar installers will offer a maintenance program, but not so when you do it yourself. Maintaining solar panels can be time consuming, and you are going to have to measure what your time is worth.
One of the biggies is the fact that you can’t just install your own solar panels and leave it at that. They must be certified. This process is accomplished by the professional installer, but if you try to do it yourself it can take months and cost thousands of dollars.
The solar panels will need to be inspected and approved. A professional solar installation can get these processes done, but doing it yourself may cause problems that require you to reinstall or worse yet, remove and then hire a professional.
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