25 Sep Is DIY solar dangerous?
Thinking of going solar? Equipping your home with a solar power system can save you money and help protect the environment in the process.
You may have heard of people cutting down on their initial costs by installing their own solar power system, but is this a wise choice for you? We asked industry experts to weigh in on DIY solar. Here’s what they had to say.
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DIY solar panels can be very risky, especially if you don’t have proper training before you begin the installation. There is a lot that can go wrong and eventually cost you more than you’d pay a professional installer.
First, you’d need to work on the roof, which is dangerous enough. Deaths from falling off the roof are quite common, even among professionals. Also, you’d have to know exactly how to connect all of the wires in order to avoid fire. The problem is that the moment you place solar panels on the roof and expose them to the sun, they start producing electricity, which introduces another chance for a hazard.
Another thing that can go wrong is you damaging your roof. You simply cannot learn how to properly attach solar panels by watching a YouTube video. Plus, you won’t have any guarantees for the panels, which can cost you much more in the long run, in case some of them get broken.
To sum up, even though it may seem like you’d save some money on DIY solar, it can turn out to be much more expensive than you expect.
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