Adding Solar Panels to an Existing System

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Reasons for Expanding Your Solar System

MORE SAVINGS

Quite simply, more panels = more energy, which equals more savings on your monthly bill!

MORE ENERGY NEEDS

New home appliances/features could cause an increase in need for more energy generation.

ADDING EV

The extra energy needed for EV Charging is a great reason to consider expanding.

WHY ADD MORE SOLAR PANELS?

With your original decision to install a solar system, you’ve already taken the steps to reduce your electricity bill and convert to clean, renewable energy – but eventually, you may require a PV system expansion, or adding solar panels to an existing system. Sometimes solar customers may find that their circumstances change regarding the amount of energy it takes to power their home, such as an increased use of electricity due to the installation of an EV charging station. 

Because you already have solar panels installed, you probably understand the basics of what goes into a PV system expansion. However, adding panels to an existing solar system comes with its own set of challenges, so there are a few things to consider beforehand.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN ADDING SOLAR PANELS

If you’re an existing solar system owner who’s thinking about adding to your PV system, here a few things you should consider before installing:

Your Increased Energy Needs

There are many reasons why your home may begin consuming more energy, and the solar array that met your needs yesterday is now undersized for today. You might start requiring more energy from your solar panels: installing new appliances, an EV charging station, an addition on your home, a pool in your backyard, or even just the fact that your family is home more than ever. 

Your Roof Space

Often, roof mounted arrays can be constrained by available roof space, but the good news is that there are options. If there isn’t room left on your roof, there are several alternative routes you can take to achieve your goal! You may consider installing ground-mounted solar or adding panels to another surface such as a shed or carport. Luckily, the solar tax credit covers ground-mounted structures as well as arrays installed on a roof.

Your Inverter’s Capacity

The initial installer company sized the inverter to be compatible with the energy output of those panels. Depending on how many panels you wish to add to your system, your inverter may not be able to handle the additional energy output. This would require a new inverter to be installed to properly convert the sun’s energy into usable electricity!

OUR PROCESS FOR PV SYSTEM EXPANSION

At Sun Service Specialists, we begin the process of adding solar panels to an existing system with a conversation. From there, we’ll look toward a site survey and an assessment of your current system. This allows us to understand how much energy your panels are currently producing, how much energy you’re currently using, and by how much you wish to increase your energy production. We will provide you with a quote for the additional panels and installation before plotting the timeline necessary to complete the installation process. 

With over 50 years of combined experience, the team at Sun Service Specialists are more than capable of adding solar panels to your system and would be happy to help solar customers in need of our services. If you’re interested in a PV system expansion, please contact us today by scheduling an appointment!

 

SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

Just like you maintain your other largest investments. Solar system maintenance will keep your system producing at its highest level.


 

Energy Storage

Back up the energy that your solar system generates for a rainy day. Energy Storage keeps the lights on even when the power grid is down.


System Expansion

Adding more panels to your solar can boost your energy independence and decrease your monthly bill even further.


Uninstall/Reinstall

Removal & reinstallation of modules from roof for roof maintenance due to weather and/or other roofing damages.


Solar Panel Cleaning

Regular system maintenance and panel cleaning helps a productive solar system stay healthy and continue producing for your home.


EV Charging

If you are planning on or already have an electrical vehicle. We can install an EV charger for your vehicle so that you can always be ready to go.

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Honesty & Dependability…

Our Service Teams have been exceeding our Customers’ and Partners’ expectations for over 10 years.

Six months after our solar panel installation, a pack of young squirrels decided to set up home under them. Quick response by Joel Robinson (Service Manager) and Lauren Padilla (Service Advisor). They generated an on-site inspection and installation of “Solatrim” critter guards before any damage occurred. Great installation team, who showed up early and did a neat, clean and very effective job. No more potential squirrel problem – ever!

Bob H.
Aiken, SC

Lauren and the guys were amazingly professional and true experts in providing superb electrical work. They came, planned the work, sent me a reasonable and detailed estimate, and arrived on time and did a phenomenal job of wiring my garage for the Tesla Wall Connector. This was not a job I would have done by just anyone! Thanks for a great job! 

BJ Z.
Shelby, NC

Lauren and the guys were amazingly professional and true experts in providing superb electrical work. They came, planned the work, sent me a reasonable and detailed estimate, and arrived on time and did a phenomenal job of wiring my garage for the Tesla Wall Connector. This was not a job I would have done by just anyone! Thanks for a great job! 

Jason G.
Rock Hill, SC

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Charlotte, NC 28217

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