At New York State Solar Farm we aim to make the process of going solar as easy as possible for you. We handle every aspect of your solar installation, from system design and engineering, to obtaining financing, to the engineered blueprints needed for your building permit, to actually filing for and obtaining your building permit, to filing for your NYSERDA grant, interconnecting the system with your utility and scheduling all necessary inspections… we’ve got you covered so that any legwork on your part is minimized to just signing needed documents along the way.
To give you a better picture of the process of going solar with NYSSF, check out the in depth version of our timeline below:
1 - Say YES to Going Green!
2 - Complete application for loan or lease approval, & welcome call.
3 - E-Sign NYSSF Agreement & Utility Interconnection Paperwork via Adobe Sign.
4 - Schedule Technical Home Analysis (THA).
The THA is a 1.5-2 hour assessment of your home to ensure all structural & electrical components can support your solar system. We will also measure your roofs & the sun access they receive via drone to confirm everything in your Agreement, or if an Amendment is needed. An adult will need to be present for the THA, & we will need access to the interior of your home to inspect your attic & electric panel.
5 - In most cases, your THA results will be back to you in less than 10 business days.
6 - Sign Amendment via Adobe Sign if needed, & any financing document amendments as needed.
7 - Sign off on this Final Site Plan indicating your approval via Adobe Sign.
8 - We will create the engineered drawings & electrical diagrams to be submitted to the town for your building permit.
9 - Towns can take anywhere from a few weeks to 3+ months to issue permits, depending on their timelines.
10 - In the meantime, we will be sending you documentation to sign for your NYSERDA grant & interconnecting your system with the utility via Adobe Sign.
11 - As soon as we receive your building permit our Operations Team will reach out to schedule your solar installation.
12 - The most exciting step in the process of going solar - INSTALL DAY!!
Most solar panel installations are completed in one day. If you also have batteries, installations are typically completed in 2-3 days. Install also requires an adult to be present & interior access to your home.