You have just signed your agreement to install solar panels on the roof of your building so you can start producing clean, sustainable energy. You are excited about doing your part to help the environment and the savings on your monthly electric bill. But how long will it take for your panels to actually be up and running on your roof? The answer: it depends.
While the process of installing the panels is quick, the total timetable from when you sign your agreement to when your panels are up on your roof will largely depend on the speed that your local government office takes to process your application for a solar building permit. Some government offices may take a week to process and approve a permit, while others may take a month or more. The speed will largely depend on how busy your local office is when the request is submitted.
Once the permit is approved, installation may begin. Installing solar panels on a residential or commercial building is a relatively quick process that can take anywhere from two to four days to be completed, depending on the size of the building. Once the panels are up, an inspection with the local building department must be scheduled to ensure the project is compliant with all local regulations. A representative from the utility company will perform a final inspection of your panels to certify that your new system can be connected to the grid. Scheduling this inspection and receiving approval can take anywhere from 30 to 45 days following the completion of installation. Upon receipt of confirmation from the utility company, all we have to do is activate your system and you’re ready to go.
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At Sunpower® by New York State Solar Farm, our team has provided Hudson Valley solar panel installation services for countless happy clients and can handle all aspects of your transition to solar with ease. Best of all, our services are backed by a 25-25-25 year warrant for performance, maintenance and repair, and solar insurance. From evaluating your property as a candidate for solar to applying for all permits and certifications, we can make the process of switching to solar as simple and stress-free as possible.