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The SolarGaines Process

Getting started with the SolarGaines process is easy 

  • A PHONE CALL
    • Discuss possible sites for array location on your property
    • Determine roof suitability/issues
    • Consider shading and other external factors
    • Conduct an in-depth interview and collect and examine important materials such as latest power bills to determine best course of action
  • SITE EVALUATION
    • Measurements including solar pathfinder readings
    • Photograph variables such as location of breaker panel
    • Explain array costs and potential return on investment
    • Conduct an in-depth interview and collect and examine important materials such as latest power bills to determine best course of action
  • SYSTEM DESIGN/PROPOSAL
  • INSTALLATION
    • Place purchase orders with vendors
    • Submit plans for permitting
    • Schedule installations and inspections
    • Schedule final commissioning and sign-offs from county government and utility company

Getting started with Solar Power

The Installation Process

Solar Panel Installation Process

Depending on the size of your solar array, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to complete the project. We’ll make sure you’re prepared and know exactly what to expect from your installation. Here are a few things to keep in mind in all cases:

  • Proper roof mounting is labor intensive, with particular attention paid to the roof structure and weather sealing of any roof penetrations (there are surprisingly few roof penetrations).
  • Equipment must be installed according to manufacturer specifications.
  • Installation must meet all local utility interconnection requirements.
  • Final inspections are completed by your jurisdiction.

After Installation

Solar Gaines handles the entire process, so you have very little to worry about. A few of the many items SolarGaines takes care of on your behalf:

  • Design and permitting
  • Scheduling of installation
  • Assisting you with the completion and filing of all paperwork necessary for your Federal, State, and Local grants and incentives.
  • Assisting you with completion, filing and managing all your utility company interconnection and inspection requirements.
  • Initiating system startup and conducting owner orientation
  • Implementing your website monitoring system

After Solar Panel Installation

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