Installation Overview

Quick overview of a typical grid-tied solar micro-inverter installation using the Anapode Solar kit:

In the above picture the AC Combiner and Solar Meter are optional depending on the size of your kit and your desire to record power generation.

Installation Steps

  1. Obtain a permit from your municipality
  2. Get approval to connect solar to your electric utility
  3. Review instructions and safety procedures
  4. Plan your system layout
  5. Mark the joists on your roof with chalk.  Six feet between mounting feet
  6. Install the mounting feet with flashings provided
  7. Run the AC Trunk cable along the rail and clip to the rail
  8. Install an AC Trunk cable terminator at end of the cable
  9. Install the micro-inverters to the rail using the provided mounting bolts and grounding washers and plug into the AC trunk cable
  10. Bring a panel onto the roof, plug the DC connections into the micro-inverter and bolt down with end and mid clamps. Repeat this step for all panels.
  11. Run the AC trunk cable into the JBOX and secure the JBOX to the rails or roof
  12. Run an approved 20A 4-wire AC circuit from the JBOX to the AC combiner.  The AC Combiner is only required on 5000W kits and above, otherwise skip to the next step.  Your situation and local municipality codes will determine if you can use interior or exterior cable or need to run individual wires in a conduit.
  13. Run AC wire from combiner to meter if you bought one.  A meter is not required but you'll want one if you want to know your lifetime power generation.
  14. Run AC wire to shut-off switch near your electric meter for utility company use
  15. Run AC wire from shut-off switch to your home main electrical panel using appropriate circuit breaker.