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855 GOING SOLAR’S PROMISE
Customer service is a huge priority here at 855 Going Solar. We are committed to ensuring you are elated with your decision to go solar.
Feel confident that your solar installation is in the hands of the Nation’s Top Rooftop Solar Company and its Contractors. 855 Going Solar customizes every detail of your design and project specifically to your unique needs.
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855 GOING SOLAR INSTALLATION PROCESS
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855 Going Solar’s dedicated technician will visit the property to confirm the system design, verify measurements, and adjust for shade and obstructions on roof. After the site evaluation, a solar design expert will make any number of adjustments to the customized plan to ensure everything looks and operates perfectly. From site visit to design, it can take between 3 to 5 weeks.
After design plans are finalized, they will be submitted by 855 Going Solar’s technician to the local city government Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for permitting. Permit approvals are subject to the schedule of the governing AHJ Department. This can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks.
After permit approval, 855 Going Solar will contact the property owner to schedule installation. When 855 Going Solar’s install team arrives, they will go over the design plans for final approval before they begin. Once the 855 Going Solar installation crew wraps up the job, they’ll finish by giving the property owner a full “Solar 101” on the system. Depending on the size of property and system, this phase takes 1 to 5 days.
There must be a final inspection by the city or county before the system can be connected to the grid. Depending upon the time of install, the backlog of solar inspections, and the local government, the estimated time to complete this step is generally 1 to 4 weeks.
Two things need to happen before the system can produce electricity. First, 855 Going Solar will submit the documents to the utility company to connect to the grid. This usually takes 1 to 2 weeks. Second, the utility company has to install net metering to track how much energy the system is producing. 855 Going Solar will have little control over how long this step is going to take!
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HOW SOLAR WORKS
The solar panel’s job is to take excess electron energy and turn it into electric power. Silver acts as the conductor to pass electricity on to an inverter.
The AC power is run to the electrical panel (breaker box) where it can be distributed throughout your home.
The inverter acts as the brain of your solar system. It converts Direct Current (DC) electricity into Alternating Current (AC) power (the standard electrical current used in your home). Each solar cell generates roughly 1.0 Volt of electricity.
This is where the utility bill savings happen. The utility meter measures your electrical supply. Usually, solar panels produce more power than your home will actually use. Your utility company will offset your next bill for any excess power your system accumulates.
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First, you will speak with a representative from 855 Going Solar’s Sales Force to customize the right plan for your home. After your sale is finalized, your 855 Going Solar Sales Representative will forward your paperwork to our design and installation solar technicians. Once this process has been completed, our technician will reach out to you to customize your design plan, install the system, connect it to the grid, and start your solar savings!
Installation timelines depend on the size of the system. Normally, an installation takes less than one day. A very large system can take between two to five days.
Purchased systems can be relocated to your new home or you can include the system into your home value. If you used a leasing company, you can pay off the system or you can transfer it to the new homeowner. If you elect to pay off the system, you can include this price in your listing price. Contact 855 Going Solar if you have any questions.
Yes, however, where the energy is stored is dependent upon whether you choose to install a solar storage battery with your system. If your installation does include a storage battery, your excess energy will be sent there. If your system does not include a battery, excess energy produced will be sent to the utility grid until sundown.
Recent reports show that solar panels can immediately add value to your home. Don’t take our word for it, read this report from EnergySage.
Yes – as long as your roof has the room for additional panels. Contact 855 Going Solar and we can assist you!
Routine maintenance is the responsibility of the homeowner.
If the power goes out in your area, systems tied to the grid go out also. It is not safe to send power out to the grid where workers are attempting to fix a power outage problem. Weather conditions like rain and snow can affect system production, however, solar panels will continue to produce energy on a cloudy or foggy day.