Utah company Altaray Solar installed Matt Silva, a RI resident over a year ago. He invested about $25,000 into his Warwick home’s solar system and when Matt was having issues contacting his solar provider about having permission to operate and […]
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Check Out Our Simple Solar Process Below
1. Energy Consultation
Here’s what to expect during your free consultation: One of our experienced energy consultants will take a look at your utility consumption, do a quick exterior property walk through and answer any of your initial questions about going solar. This is the first step for us to determine if your home will qualify for a solar installation.
2. Initial Proposal/Design
During our second visit, your energy consultant will walk you though your custom system based on your energy needs. Your proposal will show what your system will look like on your home, the savings you can expect, equipment being installed, and more benefits you will receive from your solar system.
3. Site Survey
Our site surveyor will stop by to survey your home once you feel solar is a good fit. They will be checking on roof condition, electrical situation, structural support, and grab any additional information for our engineers to fully qualify your home. This is the stage where we do our homework and verify that we can deliver the product as advertised.
4. Permitting/Approval Gathering
This step is easy for you. Our interconnection and permit coordinators will file/request all needed applications through your town hall and utility company, then contact you when we’re ready to install your solar system. All you need to do is sit back and relax.
Installation Day typically takes 1-2 days to complete. Installation is performed by our experienced installation crew, and you can expect the crew to be there all day. Once the panels are installed we will educate you on how to power and shut down your system for future steps.
We need to stand by until your local inspector has given us permission to connect your solar system to the power grid. Once the inspection passes and the utility company has been made aware, they will install the solar meter and grant us Permission to Operate (PTO).
Questions People Ask Us
What happens if I decide to move?
A: Everything transfers! You can save money on your electric bill and get paid by the power company while you have the solar, and you’ll hand everything off to the next homeowner for them to enjoy.
This usually translates to selling your home quicker to any buyer who understands how solar works, as they’d rather pay for a utility bill that never goes up and they get to own.
What is the upfront cost to get started?
A: If the home qualifies, $0. Getting solar for you home isn’t free, however we use a combination of state, federal, and private programs to help you get rid of your national grid bill and replace it with a low cost solar payment. The best part about these programs, and why you see more solar on homes today, is any home with good sun exposure will generate enough income to not only pay for their own cost but also put money in your pocket. Why pay more to rent power, when you can own it for less?
What if snow builds up on the panels?
A: The solar panels used in New England are engineered for the elements, and are quite sturdy. However, snow can affect production if it builds up on the panels, but most homeowners just let them clear off naturally like you would a roof.
In some cases, depending on the roof pitch, solar panels allow snow to slide right off of them due to their glass like material. Meaning, you won’t see as much snow build up on your roof as before.
8 Reasons To Go Solar
Goodbye to Crazy Electric Bills
Increase Your Property Value
Help Create More Jobs
It's Better For The Environment
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Escape Rising Energy Bills
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