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Solar Panel Installation

Solar panel installation is quick and painless with Pink Energy. Explore our convenient 3-step solar installation process below.

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Our solar panel installation process in three easy steps

  • Step 1 - Introductory Phone Call

    • Simply fill out the form or give us a call. Your information is never shared.
    • When we talk, we’ll determine if you and your home qualify for solar panels.
    • If you qualify, we’ll set up a convenient time for you to meet with one of our consultants at your home.
  • Step 2 - In-Home Consultation

    • One of our consultants will further evaluate your home and electric bills and see what size solar system makes sense for you.

    • Your consultant will build a custom proposal for you on the spot.
    • Excited about the potential savings? All we need is a signature, and the rest is up to us. You can also investigate third party financing options to maximize your potential savings.
  • Step 3 - Installation Day

    • We’ll contact you to schedule an installation date.
    • The solar panel installation is fast and easy, as it usually takes just one or two days.
    • Our team will arrange for the inspection, permitting, and interconnection of your system.
    • A short time after that, your utility will come out to swap meters and your solar system will be complete!

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What To Expect During Solar Panel Installation

In general, the process takes several steps and visits along the way, particularly depending on your city and state permitting process. However, the actual solar panel installation process usually takes only a day or two. Our team streamlines the permitting process as much as possible to make sure your installation is quick, easy and efficient.

Site Evaluation For Solar Panel Installation

During your consultation, one of our field energy consultants will take pictures of your roof, attic space, electrical panel and power meter that will help in preparation for the install.

Shortly after you’ve signed your solar contract, a structural engineer will evaluate your home’s roof to affirm that it can support solar panels and our solar system design team will design a solar configuration for your approval.

The Permitting Process

Our solar personnel will take the lead on handling the paperwork and permits, etc. required for the solar panel system installation on your home with your help. You will have to sign, but they will submit the documents to the appropriate local agencies and utility companies for approval. This process may take a couple of days, weeks, or months, depending on where you live and your utility provider. Some Solar Friendly Communities or Smart Communities have taken additional steps to make the permitting process faster and easier.

Preparing The Jobsite

First, the installers will locate the electrical panels and attic access for your home and set up work areas. They may move some equipment or furniture to clear a path to the necessary work areas. They also take steps to care for your floors in their temporary work areas.

Their first priority is to prevent damage to your home and your personal belongings during the solar installation process. Then they will set up scaffolding and/or ladders to access the roof. City codes often require the use of safety ropes to ensure the safety of the solar installation team.

Your Installation Team Arrives On Site

Your solar power installer will arrive on the scheduled day to install your solar panels. Since solar panel installation is not a one-person job, you’ll have a team – generally three to four crew members – who will help with the installation. After reviewing your site plan and installation specifications, they will unload and inspect the solar panels and any electrical equipment to make sure nothing was damaged during shipping.

Beginning Your Solar Panel Installation

The installers will mount metal rails on your rooftop that are attached to the structure with special mounting bolts or screws to give your solar panels a solid foundation. These screws will penetrate the roof, but don’t worry. Your installer will take care to seal any applicable holes as part of the installation job.

As your solar panels are being mounted on your roof, other crew members will start installing the electrical components of your system. These include the inverter and the conduit and wiring required to connect your panels to your home’s electrical system. Lastly, if applicable the crew members will install the batteries and connect them so that they provide you with backup power during an outage or when conditions are not right for solar power production.

Your System’s Panel Installation

The last step in solar panel installation is when the crew members secure the panels to the metal rails and connect the electrical conduits from your electrical panel and the inverter. They’ll also test the system and make final adjustments.

The Final Step In Your Solar Panel System Installation

Once the installation is completed, your installer will perform a final inspection of the system, including the mounting hardware, to make sure everything was installed properly. This also includes verifying that all roof penetrations were properly sealed to maintain the integrity of your roof. Then the team will remove any evidence of installation from your property with a full cleanup job.

Interconnection Of Your Solar Panel System

During the next few weeks, your local building department and the city or county will complete a final inspection to confirm that the solar energy system was installed correctly. Once your system passes this inspection, the utility company will put you on their schedule to install the net meter and connect your solar power system to the utility’s main power grid. Then you can sit back and enjoy the benefits of cleaner, cheaper and more sustainable solar electricity in your home.


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