It’s important for homeowners and business owners to be educated on the step-by-step process of a solar installation and what exactly is entailed. While the quality of the installation is important, there are other aspects to consider when selecting a solar contractor. Customers going solar with Integrity Solar typically see a two month timeline from the time they sign a contract until the time their solar system installed. This process takes anywhere from 6 weeks to 12 weeks depending on the solar contractor and region of the project.
Solar Consultation & Solar Contract Signing
Your solar consultant will build a customized solar system based off the electric bill and how much electricity the house needs. If the homeowner decides to go solar, they will review and sign a solar contract along with any financing paperwork that is required. Satellite data is used to determine the best location and position of the solar panels. This information is confirmed with the following on-site survey (next step).
Solar Site Survey
A solar technician will conduct a full survey of the home. This includes:
-Structural Assessment: All necessary measurements and photos in the attic
-Electrical Assessment: All necessary photos of the main service panel, utility meter & feeders, and conduct voltage tests
-Outside/Roofing Assessment: All necessary photos of the property, and full measurements of the roof
Engineering & Site Plans
The solar licensed professional engineers will review the data and stamp their approval on a set of site plans, electrical line diagram, and a structural letter.
The solar installer will submit a permit packet to the town/city building department on behalf of the homeowner. This solar packet will include a permit application, installer license and insurances, and copies of the site plans and engineer letters.
All solar equipment will be supplied and delivered directly to the homeowner’s property. The main components of the solar system include solar panels, inverters, railing and attachment system, and electrical wiring, fittings, and conduit.
It’s the solar panel contractor’s responsibility to coordinate all necessary inspections. The most typical inspections are electrical, building, and fire inspections. Once passed, the solar contractor will take necessary steps to close the permit with the town/city building department.
Interconnection Approval with the Local Utility
Permission from the local utility will also be required to generate a functional solar system. Your solar contractor will be submitting all necessary documentation to the utility company. Once fully processed, and the utility company will grant final approval for the solar net metering
Depending on your region, you may be eligible for State Rebates. If you qualify, the solar panel contractor will submit all and any necessary documentation for State approval of your solar rebate.
Your solar contractor is responsible for any necessary service and maintenance needed to maintain a healthy and functional solar system
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