How to Get Solar Ready
We’re working towards a fairly substantial remodel that is going to include upgrading our existing 100A panel to 200A. We’re not looking to do solar immediately as we have a giant green ash tree on the south of our lot that we’re currently babying with treatments and whatnot since it’s a very nice tree. It will presumably some day succumb to emerald ash borer at which point solar might be in the books.
So, while we’re making a giant mess, what all is worth installing now to be “solar ready” and what can we kick down the road? Based on quick reading the basics are empty conduit + pullstring from the panel to the attic, maybe also to the exterior wall above the low-slope first story addition roof. Any provisions at the panel itself? (Aside that we’re possibly also interested in emergency generator/ battery backup down the road).
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