I’ve been relatively quiet about the 10 kilowatt solar electric (photovoltaic) system that I am installing at my home in Fort Myers, FL. Normally I would be writing incessantly about something like this, but honestly I didn’t think it would go the way it did. I decided that I would learn what the hard working men of Fafco Solar endure every day on rooftops while installing solar energy systems. In particular, I wanted to experience the roadblocks that come with installing a solar photovoltaic system, the most complex product Fafco Solar offers.
Photovoltaic systems require the most planning, integration, skill, and physical labor of any solar installation. I am well aware of the planning process and integration with the home’s electric system. I have the skill required to do the work, having done quite a bit of hands-on solar in my earlier years. What I learned (or remembered, perhaps) is how physically demanding this work is! I had the luxury of installing my solar electric system at my own pace, but with a rebate check riding on the completion, I have been pushing pretty hard.
I have the attachments, rails, and inverters installed. Next up is the wiring, then finally the solar modules.