Installing solar systems on the Gold Coast on the roof is a better good way of reducing your own impact on the environment, while saving money. The initial investment can be costly, but there are many solar system kits on the market that allows install the panels yourself. And, if the job is completed properly, you can bank on selling electricity back into the grid instead of paying for it. Below are some useful tips on how to install the solar systems yourself.

First, you need to measure the area of the roof to determine the number and size of solar system plates which can be put in place. If you live in the Gold Coast, your roof space should face south. And vice versa if you live in the southern hemisphere. An alternative, to installing on the roof, is installing on a ground rack in a shade free area of the property.

Next, buy the solar system plates ensuring that you have the same number you intend to install. In addition, you should pick up a rooftop connector kit that is designed especially for domestic use.

Follow the instructions provided

Ensure that you cover any holes where bolts or screws enter through the roof to the truss. You should use a water-resistant silicone or any other sealant to prevent water seeping through and rotting the roof. Also, you should attach the solar system into the mounting rails, then secure into place.

Next, connect the wiring of your solar system to the existing home electricity system. For safety purposes, and to ensure a proper connection, always engage an electrician for this final step.

When the connection is complete, you should contact your electric company and inform them that your solar system has been installed and is now working. When you call, take the opportunity to advise them that you would like to sell electricity back them and find out how that works. Supplying energy back into the grid is a better way of getting electricity instead of purchasing. Installing solar systems makes a lot of sense for some facts, and if you install solar system yourself, from an economic point of view it is very attractive.