In BC, a 1kW solar PV array requires roughly 100 square feet of south-facing free space. Before you decide to install a grid-tied solar PV system for your home or business, it is essential to have a roof in excellent condition. If your roof requires repair, it is recommended that repairs be completed before the installation process, as the installation of roof-mounted systems and fragile glass solar panels are required.
Any grid-tied systems require complex electrical connections and must be approved by BC Hydro. Therefore, a professional solar PV system installer that specializes in this area is highly recommended. Experts will ensure that all required permits are obtained, and all safety measures are in place before your system is energized.