A solar installation is the perfect green upgrade to your home. With the ability to generate your own renewable source of power, you can become less reliant on the grid and save on energy bills.

Our aim is to make your solar installation process as informed and effortless as possible. We’re dedicated to delivering high quality customer service while minimising disruption.

So let’s explore what you can expect from a solar installation from Joltify.

Understanding which solar installation is best for your home.

Solar panels installed onto the roof of a home by Joltify

First things first, we need to get to know your needs and your property. We’ll have a call together to discuss everything you want to get out of your system, from the location of the panels to the available financing options.

Following this, we’ll outline a bespoke solar system online for you. We craft it meticulously to meet your needs and maximise the benefits solar can bring to your home. We’re happy to produce as many variations as you want – if you want to explore any changes, your designer will be ready to prepare a new layout.

The proposal details the performance you can expect from your system. From the amount of your energy you can expect to be solar-generated, to the months the array will perform best, to the financial and environmental impact it will have.

We are highly conscious that we’ll be working within your home, so we strive to keep you as informed as possible from beginning to end.

Throughout, we will explain what we’re doing and why, and who will be onsite and when. We will give you a main point of contact who you can come to at any point throughout your installation.

Once we’ve designed the perfect system for you, we’ll arrange to visit your property and complete a detailed site survey. We’ll confirm the locations of all the key components and cable routing, and will be on hand to answer any questions you have no doubt built up.

Scaffolding

Scaffolding set up on a home for a solar installation, where the panels have been put in place

If scaffolding is required for your installation, then the first step is to get it set up. Usually it will stay in place for two weeks – starting from one week before the scheduled installation and coming down one week after.

It needs to stay up this long to allow for poor weather conditions. While rain won’t stop us installing your solar panels, strong winds will have a big impact. Two weeks gives us a grace period to change the installation date if weather takes a turn for the worse.

Once the installation is completed, we’ll access the system remotely to ensure everything is operating correctly. In the unlikely event we find something isn’t working right, then keeping scaffolding in place makes it easier to get up there and correct the issue.

Installing the Panels, Inverter and Batteries

Day 1

Depending on the size of your roof and solar array, you can usually expect the panels to be installed within a day.

Two teams will be present to undertake the installation: a roofing team and an electrical team, one of whom will be the project lead and your main point of contact.

Our roofing team will place the mounting system onto the roof before attaching the panels securely in place. Ensuring the roof maintains its integrity, cables are then routed into the home.

Days 2 & 3

Home storage batteries and inverter located in the loft of a property

The next day, these cables are routed further through the property as inconspicuously as possible. They are then connected to the location you selected for your inverter and, if requested, your battery.

At this point we commission the equipment. This process will take most of the day and will require you to be without power for a few hours.

We recognise that this will be an inconvenience, and so we’ll agree beforehand the most convenient time for us to turn the power off.

Once everything is in place, it’s time to thoroughly test and commission the system.

We’ll guide you through how everything will work and show you how to link a chosen smart device to the system through an app download or your web browser.

Afterward, you’ll have the ability to monitor your solar setup at any time, from anywhere.

With the installation completed, we’ll leave the house as we found it. Our engineers have their own vacuum cleaners and will remove all packaging and debris from your home.

Solar Installation Aftercare

Your system will be fully automated but we understand that it might take some time to get your head around it.

No matter the question, we’re happy to answer, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We want to make sure that you’re fully informed and completely comfortable with your new installation.

We’re also going to monitor the system for a few days at the start to ensure there are no problems with the array’s performance.

If any issues appear, we may be able to diagnose and fix them remotely. If not, we’ll be right back to make the necessary adjustments in person.

Finally, after your solar installation you’ll receive an owner’s pack from us, which includes the following:

  • All manuals for the operation of the system;
  • A simple start up/shut down Procedure (Solar PV)
  • Warranty information
  • An electrical schematic diagram of the installation
  • Test and checklist information
  • Performance estimate documentation
  • Shading and maintenance information for Solar PV A completed handover certificate (this contains contact information, recommendations for periodic inspection, and MCS contact details)
  • A copy of the final invoice (this acts as proof of ownership for the system you have installed)
  • Copies of any building control notifications such as Part P for Electrical
  • A copy of any commissioning checklists
  • An MCS certificate

Get in touch with us now to get a quote for your solar journey, and begin generating your own renewable energy.