How Long Does It Take to Install Solar Panels?

How Long Does It Take to Install Solar Panels?

You want to enjoy greater energy independence and lower utility costs. Now you are ready to reach out to solar providers for answers. It’s possible you are wondering, “How long does it take to install solar panels?” or “How fast is the solar installation on my roof?”

Homeowners often ask these questions. ESD Solar is happy to provide details about what to expect from the installation of your residential solar system. Keep reading!

How Solar Installation Works

There are a few steps involved in the solar installation process. These important steps will ensure that your system is compatible with your home. The time between the initial meeting and the installation takes approximately 90 to 120 days. However, depending on how your city permits are processed, it could take as little as 30 to 45 days.

ESD Solar’s entire solar team is vertically integrated, so from the initial call to turning on your system you will be with us. This helps to streamline the entire process.

1. Meeting With ESD Solar, and Signing a Contract

We schedule an appointment for one of our solar experts to visit your home. We’ll talk about the benefits of solar energy and what your goals are. Next, we will discuss the best solar system options to suit your home, pricing, and financing options, before you sign a contract.

2. Design and Engineering (30-45 Days)

After you have signed your contract, a skilled solar technician will visit your house to discuss the details of your solar system design. We will make sure that your system is right for you and order all the necessary materials for solar installation. This process usually takes between 30 and 45 days.

3. Permits and Materials (30-40 Days)

Your dedicated Customer Experience Coordinator will obtain all permits necessary for your solar installation once your system design has been confirmed. It usually takes between 30 and 40 days, depending on where you live. Rest assured that we will keep you updated in every step of the process.

4. Solar Panel Installation (1-5 days)

Your coordinator will contact you to schedule the solar installation once your town has approved your permits. Installation usually takes one to three days. Then, our highly skilled in-house solar technicians will complete this process.

5. Inspections and Commissioning (15-30 days)

Our team will inspect your panels after they have been installed. Your local utility will also inspect your system and swap your electric meter. Then, your coordinator will schedule an appointment for the Solar Commissioner to test your system and turn it on. The commissioning and inspection process usually takes between 15 to 30 business days.

The process of installing solar panels is going to vary based on a number of factors. The size and cost of your system are important, as are the location and quality of the site – but there are also other variables to consider. It will take less time to get help from an expert than if it’s something you have to do yourself. We recommend hiring professional solar installers near you!

Work With ESD Solar

We hope you gained some insights on how long it will take to install solar panels in your home. 

You can enjoy benefits such as lower electricity bills, greater energy independence, and protection against rising energy costs if you install solar panels in Tampa. 

ESD Solar can help you learn more about solar. We are proud to assist homeowners to harness the benefits of clean solar power. We have over 3800 solar installations, and we are ready to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. Contact us today!

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