You’ve done your research, applied for financing, and hired a team. Now that it’s finally time to install your solar energy system, you’re probably wondering how long it will take for your solar panels to be installed.
Preparing for Solar Panels
Before the installers hop onto your roof and start placing on panels, there are a few preparations that have to be in order. First, one of our consultants will create a custom design for your solar energy system that takes into account your specific site, roof, and energy needs.
Then, like most home renovation projects, permits are required to make this addition to your property. Depending on where you live, this can take anywhere from weeks to months. The good news is, we’re here to make sure the permit process goes as smoothly as possible.
Permits acquired, it’s time to install your solar panels. The installation process is surprisingly quick, with many homes being completed in one to two days. The type of solar panels you’re getting, whether roof- or ground-mounted, also makes a difference.
Ground-mounted panels take longer to install. Lines must be run from the panels to your home and this requires digging, which may call for more input from the local authority.
For roof installation, the process is more straightforward. The installers should have your new solar energy system installed in a few days or less.
Before we flip the switch, so to speak, and your new system is operational, there are a few final steps. An official from your city or county will do a last inspection. It can take a few days to a few weeks to get their final approval.
From there, it’s just a matter of working with your utility company to get connected to the grid. First, we will submit documentation and then they will install the meter that tracks how much energy your panels produce. It depends on your power company, and how backed up they are at the moment, but that process can take a few weeks. But after that, you’re free and clear to start tapping into the financial and environmental benefits of clean solar energy!
Switching to solar power requires planning, but the beauty of working with Aurora Energy is that we walk you through the entire process! Give us a ring or send us a message and we’ll set you on your way to a solar-powered home! Want to read more about installing solar panels? We’ve got a blog for that.