With more than a decade’s worth of experience, Solar Topps has perfected the residential solar installation process into three simple steps. This process ensures a swift setup, enabling quicker savings compared to other installers. Here’s how we do it:

Step 1: Site Survey and Engineering Your Solar System Install

The moment we receive your order, we schedule a time for our site surveyor to visit your property within a day or so. Typically, you do not need to be home for this, unless we are installing something inside the home. Upon arrival, we inspect your roof, analyze shade in the system installation areas, photograph your electrical service panel, and confirm the necessary measurements to finalize your system’s optimal design.

We take the information gathered about your solar system installation process and share it with our engineering team. It takes them about two weeks to analyze all the documents and provide us with fully engineered, completed plans ready for your approval. We are happy to discuss any details with you to ensure you understand the modifications made to the original design following our site survey results. Our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction and to provide you with a clear understanding of what to expect when the system is operational.

Step 2: Obtaining a Permit and Installing Your System

Upon your approval, we submit these plans, along with other project documents, to the City Permitting Department and your HOA, if you have one. This approval process can take between two to four weeks depending on their workload, but we do our best to follow up with the appropriate contacts at these departments to expedite your project. Once approved, we are ready to begin the installation.

Our trained installers, not third-party contractors, perform all of our installs. Solar Topps provides our installers with fully equipped trucks, ensuring they have all the tools and equipment necessary to complete your installation correctly on the first attempt. Most solar system installs take one to two days to complete. Our surplus of supplies in our onsite warehouse allows us to begin projects faster than competitors who await parts shipped to their location or your home. Therefore, when we get the necessary approvals, we can immediately place you on our installation schedule minimizing any downtime.

Step 3: Inspect the Solar Installation and Turning Your System On

Once your system is installed, temporarily tested by our team to ensure no faults, and passes our internal quality check, the appropriate documentation is sent to the City and the Utility for inspection approval. Inspection approvals can take between two to three weeks. Once again, we work closely with them to expedite your project through the process.

Once inspections are approved, the Utility company will set a date to switch your utility meter to make it solar compatible. This process can take an additional two to three weeks, but once done, you are ready to have your system turned on. At the time of system turn on, we are here to help walk you through the process and make sure you understand all aspects of your system and monitoring capabilities so that you can begin using your energy, your way.

The Main Takeaway

With our experience and expertise, you can have your solar system installed and operational in three easy steps. We review your home and design the blueprint for your solar installation. We obtain the appropriate approvals from the City and HOA, if applicable, and quickly install your system. Once we pass final inspections and your utility meter has been switched to make it solar compatible, you are ready to turn your system on and begin saving. To get more insight into what your solar installation journey with us can be like, please contact us by phone, online, or come see us in person today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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