Congratulations on your decision to go solar! You’re making the right choice for the environment by limiting your carbon footprint, and lowering your energy bill. Now, you may be wondering, what comes next? Here’s the process that you can expect when you’re ready to start your solar panel installation:

1. Property Site Assessment

First up is the site assessment. Our experienced site assessors will do several types of inspections to determine how to best maximize your home’s solar potential, including looking at roof size, slope, system size, azimuth etc. We’ll also look at the electrical system you already have and determine whether you’ll need any upgrades or fixes to be compatible with the solar panel system.

2. Paperwork

If everything looks good onsite, the next step is to obtain the proper permits from your local MUD or local government, complete your HOA application, and Interconnect agreement with your utility. Permitting requirements can vary widely, and take into consideration things like zoning laws, electrical codes, deed restrictions, or other limitations. Depending on your location, and things like how many trees you have and how close you are to electrical wires, your permitting requirements may be different than someone just a few houses down the street.

Longhorn Solar handles all of the paperwork for you, including managing HOA approvals. 

3. Install Day

The solar installation process only take a day or two—and with teams like ours, they can sometimes be done in just a few hours. It’s not an involved process, and we’ll be in and out before you know it. Most of the time it takes to “go solar” is taken up on the front end and the back, so once we get our full-time team on the case, we can be in and out before you even realize we’re there.

4. Local Government Inspection

Once everything is set up, someone from your local government will need to take a look at your system and make sure everything is up to par. All those permits from step #2 will get checked and double-checked here—which is why it’s so important to work with a reliable and experienced installer who knows how to work within permit parameters like Longhorn Solar.

5. Flip The Switch

3…2…1… It’s go-time! After a successful inspection, it’s time to flip the switch, turn the system on, and set up the monitoring. It’s that simple!

If you’re ready to start your solar panel installation, there’s no reason to wait around. Our experienced team will walk you through the process every step of the way, so you’ll never be left in the dark. Contact us to get a free estimate today — or calculate your solar costs to get a head start.