Whether you want to do your part for the environment or you’re just interested in taking control of your monthly electric expenses, going solar is a great decision.
Generate your own power for your home using clean energy direct from the sun, and you’ll add value to your home and save money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions along the way.
Almost all docs are completed online these days.
At this stage, we will need the following:
A member of our team will come out to your home and measure your roof.
Site Surveyor takes pictures of support beams in attic, main electric panel and measures distances between roof obstructions. Surveyor will also use a Sun Eye to measure any possible shading factors.
Photos and measurements will be uploaded to engineer and design team.
Expert engineers analyze your project with a CRITICAL EYE.
This is when our skilled designer will confirm your home's solar viability.
The information sent in from our surveyor is processed here. A final layout recommendation will be presented for your approval via email. This is typically the same design as what was presented on day of signing. It will be more of a schematic drawing for permitting purpose at this stage.
Once you approve your final design, it can be any day.
Then we obtain permits.
Cities and counties often have unique permitting timelines.
Scheduling is next.
2019 has been an amazing year in solar. Welcome to the result of maintaining the highest levels of customer advocacy and workmanship from the most experienced Sunpower advanced certified installers.
Thank you for your patience as wait time at this juncture may be unusual. Weather and holidays may extend the wait.
Most rooftop systems will take 1 day. Larger systems may be an extra day or two. Usually, longer if it is a ground mount.
Once the system is installed, city or county inspector will confirm approval worthy as permitted.
Submission to local utility.
In PG&E areas, whole process, from signing to confirmed complete is expected anywhere from 5-9 weeks when starting in February 2020. Other municipalities may take 4+ weeks more or longer.
Local utility will send a "Permission To Operate" email into your email. You have effectively turned the tables on the utility company and you are now selling electricity to them. CONGRATULATIONS!