How Do I Get Started?

 
 

Installation Process Overview – Residential or Commercial
Solar Warranty and Maintenance

Step 1 – Free Solar Consultation

We will assess available space for solar and analyze your energy usage. For commercial properties, we will conduct a free site visit to your facility to assess available space for solar and analyze your energy usage. We will use this information to create a customized solar proposal.

Step 2 – Proposal and Financing

We will propose a solar system based on energy usage and available space to maximize the value of solar to you. In the proposal, we will determine the cost of the system, how the system will be paid for, and the return on investment.

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Step 3 – System Design and Permits

As a turn-key solar service provider, SunPower by Renewable Energy Electric takes care of everything for you. All system designs comply with the National Electric Code and abide by local rules and regulations. Upon review, modification, and approval of your system design, all construction permits will be obtained and renewable equipment will be ordered, and one of our Energy Project Managers will be assigned to your project.

Step 4 – System Installation

Upon arrival of the solar panels and parts, our professional crew will begin installing your photovoltaic solar system. Our crews arrive each day and work in a respectful and courteous manner. They will leave the site clean each evening.

A typical installation will take 3-5 days depending on size and complexity.

Photovoltaic solar power systems are typically roof mounted. The solar power panels are mounted on a racking system which is attached to the roof; however we can install other structures to maximize your solar installation.

Step 5 – System Maintenance and Warranty

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Upon completion of your solar system, you will receive a “Warranty Package” that consists of system drawings, warranty information, self-maintenance instructions, product specifications, and instructions on how to inspect your solar system for optimal energy generation.

You’re never alone. SunPower by Renewable Energy Electric will be available 24/7 to support your system’s ongoing operation, address post installation concerns, and help analyze your system’s performance throughout the warranty period.

 

 

Prepare To Go Solar

Installing a solar system is easier than changing cell phone providers.

The following list will help you prepare for your switch to clean and economical solar energy:

1. Gather your last 12 months of electricity bills. This information is used to determine your maximum solar system size to produce the electricity you rent.  Let us know if you are considering an electric vehicle.  The Solar Consultant will need to know Monthly kWh and Monthly Total Charges you used for the most recent 12 months.

2. Know your credit score to help the Solar Consultant recommend the best financing option for you.  Does not apply to Cash buyers.  You may obtain a credit score from www.freecreditscore.com.

3. Establish a budget to share with the Solar Consultant. There is no wrong answer, your decision will impact how much money you save on your electricity bill each month.

We suggest thinking in terms of investments whereby the savings on your electricity bill is like receiving a monthly dividend check in the mail.  Typical return on investments are well above 8% risk-free, non-volatile, compare that to CDs paying under 1%.

Cash Buyers: Budgets typically range from $15,000 – $100,000 for residential.

Approved Financing: $100,000 maximum loan amount for residential.  Once you are approved, we will design a system within your Approved Loan Amount based on a payment you can afford after saving on your utility bill.  How sweet is that?

4. Know how much you paid in federal taxes last year.  Look at your IRS form 1040 page 2 line 61.  Find the line that says “This is your total tax.”  Solar system owners receive a 30% Federal tax credit on a portion of the solar system cost to reduce their Total Tax.  The Solar Consultant can provide more information during the estimate.

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5.  Share your preferences on location, size or appearance of the solar system.  The Solar Consultant will incorporate your preferences into the solar estimate.

6. If the system fits within your budget, how soon before you would like to start generating your own electricity?  Each day without a decision is costing you money.  If your property is solar friendly, you should consider yourself lucky because 75% of properties were not built to maximize the solar resources.  The Solar Consultant will show you how you can benefit from a solar system AND will work with you to choose the most beneficial way to own it.

Considering these items to share with your Solar Consultant during the estimate will make it easy and economical for you to switch to clean solar energy.

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Solar Installation

 

After signing an agreement, we will give you a timeline for the installation of your solar system. After the solar panels and parts arrive, our professional crew will begin installing your photovoltaic solar system. Our crews arrive each day and work in a courteous manner. They will leave the site clean each evening.

A typical installation will take 3-5 days depending on size and complexity.

We use high-quality SunPower solar panels.