Solar Panel Installation in Sacramento
Solar Panel Installation
Before we start the solar panel installation process, we first need to have a planning session. This is needed for us to determine what setting best suits your preference, energy goals, and motivation for going solar. We know you have a lot of questions in mind and not yet sure if solar is for you. Therefore, the planning session should be conducted before solar panel installations. You might think that it would be a lot to take a lot of information in one session. But, we will make sure you understand everything so that you can make an educated decision.
After the planning session, we are going to lay out set of proposals for you to choose from. These proposals include your options depending on your energy goals, preferences, and budget. Our proposals focus on efficiency. Therefore, we want to minimize your cost by keeping the number of panels to minimum while getting your power output. Once you have decided, we will proceed right away with permitting and solar panel installation.
Our solar expert will do a more extensive evaluation of the site. He will make necessary measurements and take note of the angle of the roof, the design and orientation. Moreover, possible obstructions around the house that would put shade on the panels will be checked as well. Additionally, it is worth noting that the sun's path changes throughout the year so we have to place panels strategically.
If in case our solar expert would suggest to have you reroofed, DCS Sacramento Solar will be the one to look for a contractor to get your roof done. Nevertheless, our team has professional experience with different types of roof and we can deal with every roofing situation. Although, having your roof renewed has an advantage you might like to know. Renewing your roof at the same will save you from the trouble of having unaligned maintenance schedules.
The Design of Solar Panel Installation
After evaluating your roof, our design experts will put up a design that will best promote efficiency, suitability, and aesthetics. In addition, the number of solar panels needed will generally depend on your monthly electricity consumption. An average Sacramento household needs about 18-20 panels to yield about $200 off from their monthly bill. We will present the design to you, make necessary changes if you require so before proceeding to the next step.
Once you've chosen a design, we will start right away with the permitting process. This process includes having the design checked and approved by the city and securing necessary permits for the installation. This process might take long, sometimes 2 - 8 weeks, in some cities or states. On the bright side, the City of Sacramento has a streamlined process in permitting residential solar. Which means, it shouldn't take us that long to secure your installation permit.
Our solar technicians will proceed to your house, bring all the equipment, and start the solar panel installation. This process usually takes 2-5 days but, we'll make sure that it's not gonna cause any inconvenience to you.
Just a little fact check here because you probably have it in mind. You won't be able to use your solar system in an event of power outage. To clarify, the solar system works in a way that the power you generated will go to the utility company. The power you generate will return to you as credits which they will deduct to the energy you consumed. In case of power outage, they will also cut the supply to your line for safety purposes. For you to be able to use your solar during power outage, you would need a solar battery.
When everything is installed, the city will have to do a final inspection on the system. This process normally takes 1-4 weeks depending on how prompt your city is. And once it is approved, we can already go ahead and connect your system to the grid. After the connection, a technician from the utility company will be coming over to install a net meter. This will measure how much your solar panels are producing and consuming. Lastly, the moment you've been waiting for. Hit on that switch and start generating power and be your own power company.
For maintenance or repair, contact us and we'll troubleshoot it through the phone and walk you through the process. If it didn't work, we'll send you a technician and have the issue fixed on the next day.
What People Say
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I love how professional they are and really know their thing. They explained to me what I needed to know so I can make the best possible decision. Highly recommended.
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