Solar technology has been around for decades, and it continues to improve. Installation is now safer and faster to install than ever. It usually takes about 72 hours to install most residential solar systems.
Nearly 50,000 homeowners in California have already installed solar systems on their properties. Large companies also use solar panels to supply electricity to their buildings.
Reading and browsing the web is a good way to learn about solar technology, but there may be questions that only experienced professionals can answer. Technicians from Secure Roofing & Solar can tell whether your roof is suitable for a solar system or not. They can also outline the benefits, cost, and the applicable rebates and incentives.
After speaking with professional solar installers, you’ll gain knowledge about the cost and benefits of a solar system. It’s time to decide whether to install one or not. You’ve learned that a solar system can save you thousands of dollars a year, but you may be reluctant because of the upfront costs for the system and the installation. The good news is that most installers offer convenient financing and leasing options to make the payment process easier for you.
Choose a reputable solar installer once you decide to invest in a solar system. In California, all providers have an active A, B, C-10 or C-46 license for photovoltaic systems. Always ask for references and look for installers with at least 100 annual solar installations.
Prior to installing solar panels, you should perform a simple home energy audit to be sure that your property is relatively energy efficient. Solar installers usually take care of this. The results of the audit will help you decide whether to install a larger or a smaller solar system.
Your installer will take care of all the necessary paperwork, which may vary depending on your location. The paperwork usually includes forms for rebates and incentives, agreements with your utility contractor, building permits, and others. It usually takes about 3-6 weeks to prepare and obtain these documents. Most installers calculate the exact amount of rebate before installing the system.
The solar installation begins once all the paperwork is ready. The installation process usually takes less than 72 hours to complete.
The utility company and any groups overseeing building permits will conduct some inspections to see if your solar system and the installation comply with existing standards. Your solar installer will set up the required inspections.
Your installer will turn on your solar system after passing the inspections and you’ll start saving energy and money.
You’re about to receive 30% federal tax credit for your solar system!