The Solar PV Installation Process

From concept to completion, here at GB Solar we have a unique process that ensures your Solar PV installation goes as smoothly as you’d expect; from our initial exploratory conversation to the final switch being flicked.

In our latest post, we’ve outlined the basics of what’s involved, of course, if you’d like to hear about this in more detail, you can always get in touch:

Your enquiry

We listen. It’s important for us to gather as much information from you as possible to help us find out what your goals are and what you want the system to achieve.

It might sound straightforward, but there is no such thing as a ‘one-size fits all’ solution for Solar PV. Although two homes may look identical, the number of inhabitants, work or shift patterns, lifestyle habits and many other variables can present us with different aspects to consider when looking at how best to save you money or offset your carbon footprint.

A GB Solar Survey

Following our introductory conversation, we’ll conduct a full survey your property. This involves investigating the feasibility of installing a system.

We don’t expect any commitment to purchase at this point – only a short amount of time to inspect different aspects of your property such as roof structure, current electrical configuration and heating system.

Why heating, you might ask? We look into your heating because we can install products that allow us to heat hot water for your property, which will, in turn, reduce your gas bill. The results of the survey also allow us to assess whether an install is both structurally and financially feasible.

Our Proposal

At GB Solar, it isn’t our aim to ‘sign you up on the day’ or to blind you with pre-arranged pricing to lure you into a solar pv installation that might not be right for you.

Following our initial meeting, we will use the information we’ve gathered from our conversation and our survey to present the best proposal, within your budget and to the specification you expected following our discussion.

We are not tied into a specific manufacturer, this means we have access to 100’s of different types of Solar Panels and Inverter & Battery systems. Because of this, we can guarantee we offer you the exact solution to suit the needs of your home or business solar install.

Following your receipt of our proposal, we will contact you to follow-up with a brief call to satisfy any questions, queries or concerns you may have.

We understand that buying a Solar PV system is a significant investment and you may need time and some reassurances before making your final purchase.

Your Solar PV Installation

We will only move forward with your installation when you’re entirely happy with the proposal and the agreed timescale of works. We will arrange for scaffolding – where required – to be erected, then removed as swiftly as possible following the install.

From start to finish, the installation of a typical domestic Solar PV system often takes just a day, including the coupling of a battery storage system. This will include a walk-through of the system, its basic components and the safety and isolation features.

Solar PV installation on a house


Following the installation, we will provide you with all the relevant certification, including an MCS and NICEIC certificate. This certification will not only ensure that your system is approved by the industry’s most recognised electrical certification body but is also registered with the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme); enabling you to claim any future incentives, such as the forthcoming S.E.G. – Smart Export Guarantee (Available from January 1st, 2020).


We have a duty of care to every single customer that extends well beyond the end of your installation.

Not only does every single system we install come complete with a two-year parts and labour guarantee, but we are also committed to ensuring your system maintains its promised efficiency and adheres to its stated manufacturer warranty.

GB Solar: Here to Help You

GB Solar is committed to being with you through every step, once the system is in and generating energy, we’ll always be available if you have any queries or questions regarding your system.

Our Five Star service rating on Google is a testament to our ongoing commitment to maintaining a happy customer base.

We have provided a number of guides to help you on your Solar PV journey. Find out more about Battery Storage systems, how a Solar PV system works and which Renewable Technology might be best for your home.

Contact us today, to start your solar conversation.

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