Interested in going solar but not sure if you have the time for it? The process is a lot simpler and smoother than you think. See our solar sign-up process below:
Phase 1: Determining if solar is a benefit for you.
- The first step is to contact an energy adviser to determine if going solar will indeed be a benefit for you. In order to do this, your energy adviser will gather your utility usage (in kilowatt-hours and in dollars), and will analyze your roof through google maps.
- The information gathered will then be used to run a financial analysis, which will determine how much of a benefit going solar will be.
- If solar is a benefit for you – and nine times out of ten it will be – then you will receive a proposal detailing your savings and financial benefits. Your energy adviser will walk you through the proposal and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
- If you like what you see and are ready to start saving money, to claim your 30% tax credit, and to increase your home’s property value, among other benefits, then you’ll receive an agreement for you to sign. Once the agreement has been signed, you’ll be ready for phase 2.
Phase 2: Layout Design & Permits
- Once the agreement has been signed, the best Solar PV designers in the country will create the most efficient layout design and plan for your solar system.
- Your city’s building and safety department will then review the layout design and plan, and will issue us the necessary permit.
- Once permit is obtained, we’ll move forward with the installation.
Phase 3: Solar Installation
- As soon as the permit is obtained, we will contact you to let you know your installation date, and to make sure that date works for you.
- The installation phase takes 1-3 days to complete.
- Once the installation is complete, we’ll schedule a final inspection from the city. Your utility company will give you a Permission To Operate notice, and you’ll be good to go.
Once you’ve received your PTO (Permission To Operate) from your utility company, you will be considered a NEM (Net Energy Metering) customer. This means that you will start receiving credits for all the extra power you’ll be giving your utility company. Your energy adviser will explain this more in detail.