What happens at a solar installation?
After your sign your Sunrun agreement, you’re ready for solar panel installation. The best part? You don’t have to lift a finger because we take care of everything from scheduling to submitting permits, to working with the city, and securing those big, beautiful panels to your roof. Naturally you’ll have questions, and we’ll be right there with you answering them every step of the way.
Here’s what you can expect:
A technician will visit you in your home to confirm your system design, verify measurements, and adjust for shade and obstructions on your roof.
Timing: 1-2 weeks
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Following site evaluation, our solar design experts will make any necessary adjustments to your original home solar system design and email you for final approval.
Timing: 1-3 weeks
Once you give the green light, we’ll submit your design to the city for permitting. The timing now depends on how quickly local government works and can take up to eight weeks.
Timing: 2-8 weeks
After your permit is granted, we’ll get to work placing those gorgeous new panels on your roof! Sunrun or one of our local certified partners will be performing your solar installation. We only partner with the very best installers in your area, so you can rest assured knowing you’ll have the highest quality solar installation available.
Timing: 2-5 days
When construction is finished, the city or county will do a final inspection before your system can be connected to the grid.
Timing: 1-4 weeks
Now you’re in the home stretch. We’ll submit your documents to the utility company and they’ll install a net meter allowing Sunrun to track how much solar electricity you produce and use. Timing: 3-6 weeks
Power Up and Start Saving
When the utility company grants Permission to Operate, that means you’re free to flip the switch and start generating clean, affordable, money-saving energy right from your roof. Congratulations, you’re ready to soak up savings from the sun.
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