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If you’re considering installing solar panels on your home, one of the top questions that may arise is how long it takes to get the system installed after signing a contract. Anyone who has gone solar can tell you this process involves a number of critical steps, each of which plays an essential role in making sure you get the perfect solar system to meet your energy needs. In this article, we’ll walk you through the entire solar installation process, so you know exactly what it takes for your home to start producing clean energy.
The solar installation process involves many different organizations which include government, city, HOA and utility companies. The goal of a solar installer is to move the solar project through this process as efficiently as possible which can take anywhere from three to four months days but can take longer depending on the complexity of the project and the involvement of third party organizations. Because of the involvement of so many representatives and agents from outside organizations, it is impossible to give a 100% accurate timetable, but a good solar installer will streamline this process for you to ensure the installation is completed as quickly, professionally, and efficiently as possible. And depending on the city where you live, your solar installation timeline may vary from others by several weeks. Here are some benchmarks that will give you a good idea of what to expect from the solar installation process.
The roof of your house will be one of the major places the surveyor will take measurements, evaluate structural integrity, and collect readings on sunlight availability and shading. The surveyor will also assess the roof’s structure to make sure it’s able to support the addition of solar panels without compromising its structural integrity.
South-facing roofs are usually the best for solar as they will get the most sunlight but depending on your utility rate schedule east or west-facing rooftops can sometimes produce the most value for homeowners. To complete this task, the engineer will use a tool known as a “Solar Pathfinder” which calculates exactly how much sunlight your solar system will be capture. Also know, certain credit or rebate programs will require this step as proof that that the solar system meets minimum efficiency requirements.
The technician will also assess your home’s electrical panel to determine if the solar panels can connect to your home’s electrical system. If the electrical panel is of older age or you’ve recently made some improvements to your home that increased the number of electrical connections, an upgraded electric panel may be required to accommodate the inflow of solar energy.
Ultimately, your circumstances are going to be unique, so it is best to weigh your options and your requirements as to the best route to take. Solar is readily available and easy to have installed once you’ve chosen a solar installation company to work with. And before you know it, you’ll be saving money on your electric bill in no time!
Call the professionals at Sunsolar Solutions 602-773-6675 to discuss your options and see what would work best for you and your family!