Our 5-Step Guide for Switching to Solar Power
Are you ready to make the switch to solar power?
With an experienced contractor like Intermountain Wind & Solar, the process is simple. However, adopting photovoltaic power requires a little planning. What do you need to do?
Step 1: On-Site Solar Power Consultation
When you’re ready to get serious about adopting solar power, our professional team will visit your home to conduct a free, in-person energy consultation.
We’ll look at your electricity usage, and if you like, suggest easy tips for improving your energy efficiency. We’ll also evaluate your property to determine the optimal space for a solar installation. If the rooftop isn’t suitable due to shading or inadequate support, we’ll consider a ground-mounted PV system.
During the consultation, we’ll address any questions or concerns you may have, including component choices and options for financing.
Step 2: Solar Power Installation Bid
Once our team has gathered all the necessary information, we’ll design an efficient and cost-effective rooftop or ground-mounted solar power system for you. At this time, you’ll receive a bid for installation.
It will include details about all your photovoltaic components as well all installation and related costs. And since we want to make going solar easier and more affordable for you, we’ll also provide information on the available federal, state and local tax credits, grants and rebates.
Step 3: Solar Power Permitting
Once you’re ready to move forward, you’ll need the right permits.
Fortunately, the professionals at Intermountain Wind & Solar handle this job for you. However, if you live in a planned community, you may need approval from your homeowners association. Rest assured, we will provide all the necessary documents and schematics to obtain HOA approval.
Step 4: Home PV System Installation
After we pull the permits and get the go-ahead from your HOA, we’ll schedule your home photovoltaic installation.
You won’t need to do anything on installation day. Simply provide us with access to the roof or installation site, and we’ll get the job done with as little disruption as possible. In most cases, most photovoltaic installations can be completed in a single day.
Step 5: Solar Power System Activation
After we’ve finished installing and wiring the photovoltaic components, the utility company or local building department will need to sign off on the equipment installation.
A representative will come out to check and make sure your PV installation is ready for connection. At this point, your system will be activated, and you’ll start generating your own free electricity. And, for the first time in your life, you’ll actually look forward to seeing your next utility bill!
Intermountain Wind & Solar, the region’s leading residential and commercial renewable energy installation professionals, can answer all of your questions about planning a photovoltaic project in Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming or Nevada. Contact us today to schedule a free solar power consultation.