So i've caught the bug and I'm interested in installing a roof mounted Solar array in Massachusetts. I called wholesale solar and they recommended the 245 watt Et solar array with microinverters. I think at most i could fit 16 of them to get roughly 4000Kw system. They recomend a DIY instal but installers ive talked to obviously advice against DIY. I know i could have someone install it for me, but i'm a bit of a DIYer and to make it seem financially worthwhile, I would probably have to install the system myself.
My big concern is the electrical aspect of the install. It seems if i go with a microinverter setup ( I have some shade) the racks/panels and micro inverters seem fairly straight forward to install. However i don't know much about how to install the wiring from the roof down into my basement. Can i just run the wires down the side of my home and into the basement?
Also not sure where I would install the disconnect switch and junction box.
If anyone has a good video on how to install wiring that would be great.
Also there is a question of whether my house is a good candidate for a solar array. I have a east/west facing home, and some shade (although i should be able to get rid of most of the shade). I'm told by solar city that i need to show i have 80 percent of the suns potential throughout the qualify for most of state and local incentives. So if i have the east west facing home and some shading i doubt ill meet the 80 percent minimum. I have someone coming to assess the home soon btw. Any thoughts on this?
Last concern is the permit, did you guys find the permit process to be straight forward or was it a hassle?
Thanks in advance for the help