Cost of Solar Panel Installation
Solar panels are mounted to your rooftop so you can begin enjoying the benefits of free, renewable energy.
Solar Panel Installation
The on-site solar panel installation can be completed in one day, with minimal disruption to your normal routine.
Our expert solar installation team knows how to protect your rooftop and maintain your property’s aesthetics.
Your Guide to Solar Panel Installation
If you are thinking about investing in solar panels for your home, you probably want to learn more about how the solar installation process works. Over the past decade, Momentum Solar has helped thousands of homeowners make the transition to clean, renewable solar energy. Our experience has allowed us to create a very specific process that streamlines solar panel installation, making it fast and easy for our customers. This guide will help you understand our residential solar installation process.
Step 1: Get a Free, Custom Quote
We begin our solar system installation process by visiting your property for a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we take the time to learn about your energy requirements, size up your property, and take note of the unique characteristics of your rooftop. After this, we prepare a quotation for a customized solar panel system for your home. Our quotes contain all the costs associated with your solar installation – from planning to engineering to the final build out. There are no hidden costs in our solar installation process.
Step 2: Planning & Build Out
If you decide to move forward, we begin the planning and permitting process. During this phase, we obtain any necessary local permits on your behalf. We then put together the components of your system, and customize the panels so they will fit seamlessly on your rooftop. Once this is complete, we will schedule a time to come to your property for the final installation, which is usually completed within a single day.
Step 3: Solar Panel Installation
Thanks to our extensive experience in solar panel installation, we are able to complete most installations quickly and with minimal disruption to your routine. We then undertake the following steps to complete the solar installation:
- Set up scaffolding and safety systems to protect our team while they install the solar panels.
- Install the solar panel mounting system to your roof. These specialized brackets and braces will support the panels and ensure they are positioned at the correct angle to capture maximum sunlight.
- Attach the solar panels to the mounting system. After we place the panels, we tighten the nuts and bolts to ensure the panels will remain stable.
- Install electric wiring. After the panels are mounted, we install the wiring that will feed the solar energy into the other system components.
- Install the solar inverter and electric meter. Once the panels are installed and wired, we add the final system components to complete the system.
- Test the solar panels. With everything in place, we turn the system on and begin our testing process.
With these steps complete, you will be ready to use your new solar panels! From this moment forward, you can expect to experience dramatic savings on your electric bill thanks to your new solar panels.
Schedule Your Free Consultation with Our Expert Solar Installation Team
We hope this article has helped you see how easy the residential solar installation process is for homeowners. Of course, it’s natural to have many questions about how it all comes together. Our team is happy to answer your questions by phone or during your in-person free consultation. If you want to learn more about solar panel installation, we encourage you to contact us today and speak to a member of our friendly team or schedule your free consultation.
Are there any hidden costs?
Simply put—no. During the free consultation, we’ll outline precisely what you can expect to get from our relationship. With many of our programs, there is no money down and you’ll be able to see immediate savings once your solar system is activated.
Who fixes the panels if there is an issue?
No need to worry if your panels need fixing. An iron-clad product warranty and worry-free maintenance is built into your solar agreement. We’ll keep your system functioning optimally and will monitor it to detect and resolve any issues that may arise.
will i still be connected to the grid?
When you go solar, there will be times that your system isn’t generating quite enough power—like after sunset. The majority of solar customers remain connected to the electric grid for easy access to power after dark.
What is net metering?
The good news is that when your solar panels produce more power than your home can use, the excess electricity is automatically sent back into the grid. The meter actually spins backwards, building a ‘bank’ of credits with your utility company. The process is referred to as “net metering,” and is another financial perk of home solar.
What if i lose power?
For the safety of workers that are fixing power outages, it is a utility regulation for solar power systems to shut off during blackouts if there is a connection to the grid.
What if i want to sell my home?
If you sell your home, you can transfer your solar agreement to the new homeowner pursuant to the terms of your solar service agreement. The process is very easy and offers electricity savings, which is a great selling point when your home is on the market. The Momentum Solar Customer Experience team will walk you through the entire process, but it’s important that you contact us by email at MyInstall@momentumsolar.com or by phone at 732.902.6224 as soon as you decide to sell your home.
Why are agreements 20-25 years in duration?
The reason for a 20 or 25-year term is to keep your rate per kWh as low as possible. Your solar savings are either locked in or predictable so that you can enjoy peace of mind for years to come.
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