The 7 Steps to Going Solar

We know going solar can be complicated. We are here as your expert guide every step of the way.
With our customers, we are creating a planet run by the sun.

  • The 7 Steps to Going Solar: Site Survey
    Site Survey
  • The 7 Steps to Going Solar: System Design
    System Design
  • The 7 Steps to Going Solar: Permitting
  • The 7 Steps to Going Solar: Installation
  • The 7 Steps to Going Solar: Inspections
  • The 7 Steps to Going Solar: Utility Hookup
    Utility Hookup
  • The 7 Steps to Going Solar: Power On
    Power On
solar installation process step 1

1. Site Survey

An expert Sunrun Site Technician will visit to measure, review and finalize the plans we initially discussed. Just show them in and get back to your day.

solar installation step 2 design review

2. Design Review

We follow-up to review any tweaks or changes to our initial plan and make sure you're happy with the result.

solar installation process step 3 permit

3. Permitting

We'll handle the permitting and paperwork with the city. We'll let you know when everything is good to go.

solar installation step 4

4. Installation

Your roof gets an upgrade! The average install will take about a day, but you just need to be there to let us in.

solar installation process step 4 city inspection

5. City Inspection

Once your system is installed, we'll schedule the inspection with the city. A representative will stop by to ensure the new system is up to code.

solar installation step 6 utility connection

6. Utility Connection

We'll work with your utility to get everything connected. The utility will connect your system to the grid and may need to install a new meter.

solar installation process

7. Power On

Flip the switch, sit back and put the sun to work for you!

The Sunrun guarantee
The Sunrun guarantee

Sunrun has you covered with an industry-leading, solar service package. By choosing Sunrun, you are going with the best solar company in the market today. We have helped over a quarter of a million households go solar. We look forward to bringing you energy control and independence.

Get $350 for each friend that goes solar!

Get $1,000 for each
friend that goes solar!

You’ve already made the smart decision to go solar. Now spread your solar pride with your family, friends and neighbors and let them know the benefits of solar.

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Customer Stories

"Sunrun made it 100% simple to switch to clean energy. We were 100% satisfied with the outcome and would encourage anybody to get it!"