Rest assured that now you have made the decision to go solar you are in good hands. We make the process of design and installation easy for you. We custom design your project with your home, budget and schedule in mind and take care of all of the permitting, grid connection application and any other paperwork required to get you up and running. Each project is different but generally a typical project takes 4-10 weeks in most cases.
Here are the 7 Steps to your Completed Project:
Initial estimate – If high quality satellite images are available, we can provide accurate initial estimates for system size and energy production for your specific house from our offices. For accurate estimates and an economic analysis, we will require a copy of a recent electricity bill.
Site assessment – We visit your home to obtain detailed site specific information required for a solar installation including detailed roof measurements, electrical capacity of your electrical system and a shading analysis (to determine of trees or adjacent buildings are creating shade on your roof). For a new construction home, SkyFire can design a system right from the architectural drawings and work with your builder or architect to ensure the highest performing most aesthetically integrated system possible.
System design & quote – SkyFire then designs a system specific to your roof space, budget and electricity needs. This is an iterative process and multiple options can be presented. Our design team will provide a sketch showing what your home will look like with solar on the roof as well as an economic analysis of your project.
Permitting and grid connection application – SkyFire submits and takes care of ALL the permitting paperwork required for your project (Electrical, Building and/or Development permits) including the application to connect your system to the grid.
Installation and commissioning – The next step is the installation of your custom solar panel array by our highly trained and experienced installation crews. An agreed upon date is determined for your installation in advance so you know when to expect us to arrive.
Electrical Inspection and meter change – Once step 5 is completed then an electrical inspection with be conducted by the local inspection authority and your electrical meter will be changed to a bi-directional meter so that any excess energy can enter the grid where you will receive credit on your bill.
Final walk through – Your project manager will walk you through your new system, provide your systems manuals and answer any remaining questions you may have.