The Solar Journey

Going solar is easy with our team of professionals. Here's what you can expect throughout your solar journey.

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Consultation

One of our solar specialists will call you to ask a few questions. To put you on the path to savings, we start by learning about your electricity costs and rooftop to develop the best solution for your home.
        
To get the most out of your consultation:
  1. Have a recent electricity bill (within the last three months) handy.
  2. Have on hand the approximate age and type (shingle, tile, slate) of your roof.
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Proposal

After your initial consultation, we’ll schedule an in-person appointment. Your solar specialist will connect with you to review your customized solar options and answer any questions. They'll also provide you with potential electricity bill savings. We'll then work with you to propose a custom plan that'll best fit your home.
How to prepare for your appointment:
  • Have access to a computer or tablet
  • Have a reliable internet connection
  • Call us at 1-800-GO-SOLAR if you need to change your appointment time
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Assessment

Once you've agreed to move forward, we'll schedule a time for one of our site assessors to meet you at your home, where we’ll take a deeper dive into evaluating your home. During the assessment, they’ll evaluate your roof and begin taking measurements to create your custom plan.
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Design

After your assessment, our design team will create your system design. We’ll work with you to finalize the design documents and ensure a solar solution that’s built for your home’s needs. Once we’ve engineered an efficient system for your home, we’ll send you the final system and drawings for approval.
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Permitting

Now that your design is ready, we’ll coordinate with your local municipality to get approval. You won’t have to do anything during this step, because our team will prepare and submit all of the paperwork. Due to the approval process being in the hands of the local municipality, this step could take some time. We’ll let you know as soon as everything is approved so that we can schedule the installation.
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Installation

Now that your permitting is approved and paperwork has been signed, our team will get to work on your solar installation. The process takes about 1 – 3 days. We’ll coordinate with you to determine a schedule for delivering equipment and completing your home’s installation. Our installers will need access to your home and breaker boxes, so we ask that you’re there during the first two days.
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Inspection

After the installation, we’ll work with your utility to make sure the system complies with energy standards and is grid-connected. The inspection will also help us ensure long-term quality and performance from the system. We’ll let you know when the municipality inspection will take place.
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System Activation

We’ll do the heavy lifting by applying for permission to operate from your local utility. Once approved, we’ll call or email you and provide instructions on activating your system. Review the instructions and start generating solar power at your home. Now your system is live and ready to harness the power of the sun.
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Solar Satisfaction

On top of $0 down in most locations* for your system, you'll rest easy knowing we have your back. We monitor and maintain your solar panels for you, and offer an included-warranty at no extra cost to you.
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Solar Referral

Share your solar experience with your family, friends and neighbors so that they, too, can harness the power of the sun. Then sit back, relax and refer others. To refer someone now, click here.

*Down payment may be required in certain utility service areas. Visit nrghomesolar.com/zerodown for details.

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