How Home Solar Panel Installation Works
Are you thinking about making the switch from dirty energy to clean energy with the help of solar power? Although it can take some time, Restart Solar makes the process as simple and painless as possible by doing as much of the heavy lifting as possible (literally and figuratively). Here’s everything you need to know about making the switch to solar in seven easy-to-understand steps.
Scheduling Your Home Site Audit
Within a few days of signing your sales contract, we’ll schedule a home site audit or inspection. We’re certified contractors, which means we’re fully licensed and bonded to design and install your solar system.
Home Site Audit
The purpose of a home site audit is to gather information about the technical specs of your home in order to create a customized and personalized solar system just for you. A Restart Solar professional will examine your roof and service panel to make sure we’re able to safely install the system and avoid any potential problems.
Reviewing Your Plans
Once we’ve completed our home site audit, we’ll send you a detailed design layout document for you to review and approve. These designs represent the system we’ll be building for you, so make sure everything is perfect before approving it. If you’re part of an HOA, don’t worry. We’ll help you prepare the necessary documents needed for approval.
Filing Your Permits
Once you’ve approved your system designs, Restart Solar will obtain the appropriate construction permits from the city. This can take a few weeks depending on the city’s permitting process.
Installing Your Panels
We’ll contact you to set up an installation time that work’s best with your schedule. We’ll also go over what you should expect during the installation process. Our goal is to make this process as quick and convenient as possible, while maintaining the highest possible building standards.
City and Utility Inspection
After the installation is finished, Restart Solar will arrange for the necessary inspections from the city and/or your utility provider. These inspections are usually completed within one week of the installation. Once the city and utility inspections are complete, you’ll be granted Permission to Operate (PTO) shortly thereafter.
ALL SYSTEMS GO!!
Once you’re given the go-ahead to operate your system, you’re ready to flip the “On” switch. We’ll be there to walk you through how your new system works and answer any questions you might have.
Restart Solar knows everyone’s solar needs are different, and it can’t be done overnight. The average time, from start to finish, for any given project is approximately two to four months.