What is the process for going solar?
There are two available options. Firstly, you can decide to go with a full-service provider that manages everything or you do most of the work by yourself through subcontracting with a local installer. This usually takes 3 to 6 months.
Obtain a home solar analysisMinimum Time: 10 Minutes
The first step is to enter your home address to Solsaic website. Next step is to answer some relevant questions related to the total potential energy production and bill savings that you can generate using rooftop solar.
Contact different solar providers and compare quotesMinimum Time: Few Days
Request and get access to a quote from one or more of our pre-screened solar providers on Solsaic.How to Choose a Provider
Contract with a solar installerMinimum Time: 1 Week
Complete the agreement with the solar provider of your choice.
Design system and receive permitMinimum Time: 1 Month
Review and accept your design system so that your provider can obtain permission from your local building department.
Solar Install and inspectMinimum Time: 1 to 2 Months
Usually, systems are installed within a day or two. After the installation, local city and utility agents will visit your home to inspect the system.
Receive utility net metering agreementAverage Time : 1 Week
Residential solar systems usually generate more power compare to your home needs during daylight hours. Due to this, you will need a net-metering account including your utility. Also, many installers will help you to choose the right plan in other to ensure optimal savings in due time.
Switch your solar system on and start saving!
Once approvals are granted, your system is switched on and you begin to tap into clean power from the sun.
Start With Solar Analysis
How Can You Choose
The Right Solar Provider?
When you decide to get solar, it involves a lot of valuable investment. However, choosing the right solar provider is a vital decision which can make your purchase journey to be smooth and provide a great impact on the overall system performance. The journey starts from providing a quote and preparing financial support, designing and installing the system, followed by regular maintenance and other aspects that will be managed by your provider.
Some important factors to consider when choosing a solar provider
The years of experience of a solar provider in business is not the only guarantee of a good provider, but it is really important. Find out the number of years they have been in business, customer feedback on the internet and make an inquiry on the number of systems they have installed since inception.
Most times user ratings don’t provide enough information, especially if the feedback is based on a phone call. Regardless of this, feedbacks and recommendations provide good insights into the quality of service and response time.
Request for professional contractors, certifications and relevant pictures of previous jobs.
Final Solar Quote
A reliable solar provider will be transparent. Ensure that they provide you with the list of projected estimated costs, maintenance costs, system installation, and product warranties to protect your investment plan.
You can request for panels and inverter if it is available. Many providers have numerous range of system components.
It is important to look at a solar provider’s minimum waiting time before installation. You can ask the exact time they will commence your installation.
Ensure that they provide performance and product warranties. Also, you can look for a length in coverage. The standard warranty for solar panels is 20 year, which implies that you don’t have to worry for the period of purchase, lease or loan.
Which Solar Panels is highly recommended?
When choosing solar panels, make sure you check the following details with your solar provider:
- Top value for your desired savings plan: This depends on the number of usable roof space available, cost and panel power production.
- Aesthetics: Panel shading and mounting frameworks can be perfectly projected to incorporate well with your home engineering. When you request a quote, we inform installers about your solar panel interest.
- Panel producer quality and guarantees: Protect your investment plan through choosing a top-notch panel upheld by 20– 25-year guarantees
Which solar inverter will be a good idea for you to pick?
Inverters change the solar power produced by panels (DC control) into functional power (AC control) for your home. It is usually installed close to your home’s electric panel. Also, the inverter you should select must be determined based on the design of your system.
Types of inverters include:
- String inverters: Convert power from numerous panels.
- Microinverters: Convert power from a single panel.
How can you monitor the performance of your system?
In other to maximize your solar installation savings and performance over time, many providers offer continuous monitoring and maintenance services in case if there is a problem with your system.