There are several important components of a rooftop solar PV system, including the PV modules, mounting structures and the inverter. You may also require a range of additional features that include meters and batteries. The size of the installation will vary depending on the size and scale of your home and your energy consumption.
First, your roof is measured, and rails are fitted to the rafters that support and fix the panels to the roof. Panels are fitted to the rails using specialized clips and bolts that hold them in place and allow them to be removed should you require roof maintenance. Each panel is connected using via cables to form a string. The inverter is placed in the roof void and connected to the cables.
It is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of a qualified solar panel installer to ensure that your system is installed perfectly. In Ireland, we recommend that you should use an SEAI registered installer.
It is highly recommended that you still check with your local council when it comes to determining whether you require a permit to install solar panels on your roof so that you can prevent issues in the future. The current regulations allow 12m 2 without permission.