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Almost all docs are completed online these days. At this stage, we will need a copy of your utility bill and we also need to identify if you have an HOA. Please do not worry about HOA if you live in California. We have a California "Rights To The Sun" state law.
A member of our team will come out to your home and measure your roof. Surveyor takes pictures of support beams in attic, main electric panel and any possible shading factors. Findings will be uploaded to engineer and design team.
Expert engineers look at your project with a CRITICAL EYE.
This is when we review home's solar viability... The information provided by our surveyor is processed here and final layout is presented for your approval via email.
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 to 12 weeks when starting in November of 2019. 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!