What Does the Process of Switching to Solar Look Like?
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
We all know there are steps that need to be initiated before having a solar system installed on your roof. Think about filling out the solar quote form: this form helps determine if you qualify for renewable energy. A solar quote form will ask certain questions regarding your state of ownership, zip code, monthly utility bill costs, and credit score, to name a few.
Once this step is complete, you are usually asked to book a phone consultation or the call center team will get in contact with you to inform you on the benefits associated with switching to solar. A call center representative will be able to answer all of your questions and collect more information not present in the solar quote form.
They will then have you make an appointment with a solar consultant who will be able to inspect your home and roof, give you price estimates and financing plans, and help you customize the solar system to your liking. If you are approved at this point and still want to continue with the installation, the team will have you fill out the permits and paperwork required to install and help you redeem rebates offered when switching to renewable energy. You can easily redeem up to $2,000 in rebates from incentives such as the 26% federal tax credit or other promotions offered by the solar company. The solar company might even waive your first initial months of payment and offer a $0 down payment to help you save.
Once the solar system is purchased and the equipment is available, the installation and engineering will finally take place. The company’s installers will re-inspect your roof to make sure all the tiles are in place, and will then install the electrical wiring to link the solar system with your home’s unit. After aligning the racks properly, the installers will set the solar panels down, and connect the inverters to your power system and grid. This can take anywhere from 1 to 3 days depending on the size of your solar system and any additional add-ons included in your package.
After a local and electrical inspection are completed and results are approved in time, you solar system will finally be allowed to power on. That’s it! While it may feel like a lengthy process, it is done this way so that you are knowledgeable of every step, and so that the installation is completed effectively and safely for your home (2020). If after reading this you are interested in learning more about solar energy, click this link to start your solar quote form!
Richardson, Luke. (2020, September 12). Solar panel installation guide: installing solar panels in 5 steps. Energysage. Retrieved from https://news.energysage.com/solar-panel-installation-guide-what-should-you-expect/.