More people are installing solar panels than ever before, but before you commit to powering your home or business with solar energy, it’s important to understand the installation process. At Bright Eye Solar, our regionally-located team of solar installation experts has a standard process that makes solar panel installation easy.
Before you can install solar panels on your property, you need to have a site survey and initial consultation. Solar energy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why our experts review your budget, timeline, and property specifics. We also assess your home or commercial property’s energy usage to see if there are any adjustments you should make before installing solar panels in order to get the most value out of your investment. We’ll review all of the details with you and, if you decide to move forward with switching to solar, we’ll craft a customized solar solution that addresses your unique needs.
If our initial survey indicates that your property is a good candidate for solar energy, we’ll provide you with a detailed proposal that outlines the work involved, your solar panel installation costs, your system’s anticipated output, the solar financing available to you, and a cost-benefit analysis to help you with your decision. If you choose to switch to solar, we’ll proceed to the next phase of the process.
Our team will provide detailed CAD drawings of your system and its components. We’ll then submit paperwork for any applicable solar financing incentives, assistance programs, and rebates. We’ll connect with your utility provider to organize a net metering agreement and apply for any necessary building or electrical permits from the relevant regulatory agencies.
Once we have all of the equipment for your solar energy system, we’ll mount your solar panels on your roof or in the ground near your home. This step requires wiring, structural integrity tests, actually installing the solar equipment, connecting your systems, and then just flipping the switch. We’ll test your system to make sure it works and remain available for any necessary maintenance.
Although the installation itself is relatively quick and will only require our team to be on-site at your home for a few days, or your business for a few weeks the overall process takes a bit longer. Bright Eye Solar will take the time to do preliminary design work, engineering, utility approvals & permits, set up online monitoring portals, and register your system with a broker and the state for appropriate energy credits. Inexperienced installers may struggle with these steps, but our experienced team streamlines the whole process to minimize the risk of delays.