Does my switchboard need upgrading to install solar power?
In most situations a solar system may only require one space in your switchboard. If your house has a older fuse board it will require a newer Circuit breaker to be installed as per regulations. If there is enough space available in your switchboard or meter box for this to be installed then a small retrofit circuit breaker is all that would be required. If there is room in the switchboard then there is no need to add additional costs to the client. If there is no room then there may be no other option but to install a new switchboard but this will be a case by case basis and should be decided in conjunction with a qualified electrical contractor. Although not required a lot of the old switchboards do not have safety switches and installing solar may be a good opportunity to update your switchboard and make your installation safer, this is also a viable option for clients.