8) Commissioning & Metering
Commissioning & Metering
The final step of going solar is “flipping the switch,” so to speak, and officially commencing to generate power from your rooftop. Before you can connect your solar panels to the electric grid, a representative from the local discom will need to inspect the system and give approval. During this inspection, the representative will essentially be double-checking installation work. He or she will verify that the electrical wiring was done correctly, the mounting was safely and sturdily attached, and the overall install meets standard electrical and roof setback codes.
Following this local inspection, you will be ready for official grid interconnection and commissioning of the plant. You can expect to wait two weeks to a month for the approval to occur and interconnection to go live.