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Getting Started

The process for installing solar can take anywhere from 60 to 90 days, as each step in the process is dependent on the one before, including market regulations, utility provider, and local permitting and backlogs. The main stages presented below are provided to give you a general idea about next steps.

Virtual Survey

30-60 MINUTES
WHO'S INVOLVED? You & Soutions Solar & Roofing.

This is a simple and guided process that you and Solutions Solar & Roofing can perform. It involves taking photos around your home of things like your roof, utility meter, electrical panel, and where you would like to install the solar equipment.

Design & Engineering

1 WEEK
WHO'S INVOLVED? You & Soutions Solar & Roofing.

Following your site survey, the information will be sent to our design team to put together the final plans for your system. Based on the results of your site survey, capacity needs, and your design preferences, we'll design a custom solar energy system to maximize your savings.

Contract & Document Collection

1 WEEK
WHO'S INVOLVED
WHO'S INVOLVED? You, Soutions Solar & Roofing and Financier of Choice

Once you receive your final designs, next step is to sign the Home Improvement Contract and validation of lender documents.

Permitting & Interconnection

4-6 WEEKS
WHO'S INVOLVED? You & Soutions Solar & Roofing, Municipality and Your Homeowners Association.

We work on your behalf to navigate state and municipal requirements, homeowners associations, and utility paperwork—moving your project from design to install with the ultimate efficiency. Assuming we have all the signatures needed to move forward, we proceed with getting permits from the town and interconnection approvals from the utility company. Timelines vary based on your town and utility company.

Installation

1-2 DAYS
WHO'S INVOLVED? You & Soutions Solar & Roofing.

Once permits are in place, our experienced build team steps in. We’ve vetted and partnered with the best clean energy experts in your area to ensure your solar power installation is skillful, timely, and precise.

Inspection

2-3 WEEKS
WHO'S INVOLVED? You & Soutions Solar & Roofing and Your Municipality

We’ll schedule the final inspection and work with your local utility company to get you connected, fast, to solar power energy and savings.

Permission to Operate

1 WEEK
WHO'S INVOLVED? You & Soutions Solar & Roofing

You can think of this as the end goal of any grid-connected solar panel installation. After your solar energy system has been installed and has passed all necessary inspections, we’ll need to receive permission to operate from your local utility company. This generally involves an application, an inspection, the installation of a new, bi-directional energy meter (capable of tracking both the energy you produce and the energy you use), and final approval, after which you will be connected to the grid and can start saving money with the solar energy you produce.