Well - lets say I am not an electrician - I can do basic wiring (switches, outlets, breaker box/service panel etc.). I have carefully wired up the system following the manual. I am fairly confident I did it correctly, and I am currently looking to find someone with some electrical experience (in solar) to come and take a look at the wiring before I hook up the PV and batteries. I purchased a pre-wired system from Outback (a distributor actually) - so most of the crucial component items were already wired. I have only to hook up the PV panels to the combiner box, wiring from the combiner box to the system, the service panel, the grounds, and the batteries to the system of course. I think I am more concerned about learning how to set-up and monitor the system once it is up and running. There are set-up instructions for setting the inverter, charge settings, setting the flexnet charge controller etc., that I am not familiar with at all. Then there is all the other stuff in the systems controller and inverter/charger programing manual. Maybe I am making more of this than need be, but it is all foreign to me - like reading a different language . There are some things in the set up that appear very important, like setting the battery amp-hour settings, and setting charging parameters. I don't know how much of this might have been preset by the factory and how much I need to do at initial set-up. I guess there is also the ongoing systems checks.....or what I need to know to be sure the system is functioning properly on an ongoing basis.
I do have cell phone reception.......well at least 60 percent of the time - LOL - depends on the weather. Not sure what that has to do with setting up my system though.