5 Steps To Solar

A couple in Ojai, CA getting solar panels installed on their house by a contractor.Here’s our simple step by step guide to how the process works:

  1. 1. Research & Consultation

The first step is to evaluate your home to see if solar is right for you.

  • • Do you get enough sunlight?
  • Is your roof ready for solar?
  • • How much is your electric bill?
  • • What are the permit requirements in your area?

These and other questions can get confusing really quickly! Our solar representatives will answer all your questions, explore the areas you want researched, and provide you with our company’s 15 plus years of experience to help you figure out the best solar plan for you.

  1. 2. Solar Plan Design and Review

Once we’ve talked about your needs and surveyed your property, we’ll design a plan to suit your home. We’ll go over that plan together, establish a timeline for installation, and identify the best financing options for your goals. When you sign on the dotted line, you’ll be well informed and with no surprises down the road.

  1. 3. Prep & Installation

From pulling permits to the physical installation of your system, our 15 years of experience will set us apart. We’ll keep you updated each step of the way as we take care of all the small and large details involved in installing your system and tying it into the grid.

  1. 4. Handoff and Operation

Handing off the system to you is more than just making sure it’s running and that you know how to operate it. It’s also when we welcome you to the California Solar Electric family. Solar panels are resilient and low maintenance, but we welcome you calling us with any operation questions, good meter reports, or referrals. We enjoy hearing how are customers feel about living with solar.

  1. 5. Enjoy!

Sit back and watch the rewards grow in your pocket and out in the environment.  Let your new solar panels work the California sunshine for you, so you can enjoy the sun at home or out.

If you think solar is right for you but want more general information before you talk to us, click here to read some of our frequently asked questions. You can also use our basic quote generator to get a ballpark estimate of solar installation costs.