At Clever Energy, we not only advise you about solar energy. We also facilitate the “how-to” buy solar panels for home with a transparent, clear, and easy 4 steps process:
The 4 steps to buy solar panels for home
1. Collect your utility bill
First, we will need a copy of your electric bill so we can create a free solar estimate for you. Remember that this process has to be done by an honest, trained, certified solar professional. At Clever Energy, we bring a 5⭐ service and are a proudly 5-star solar panel company on Google reviews.
2. Review your proposal
With your electric bill, we will be able to estimate your annual electricity consumption and calculate a solar energy system that saves you money. Some houses need 350 watts solar panel, some others need a 400 watt solar panel system and some others need a higher solar power system.
The goal is to get you a solar panel system that brings you savings until 50%, 70%, 90%, or 100%. But it depends on your roof shape, roof space, radiation ratios, panel size, panel design, shade control, inverters, ventilation roof, etc.
3. Select the best option for financing solar panels
Once the system size is decided, we will provide your personalized solar panel cost with different alternatives to financing solar panels and will help you to choose the best way to finance solar panels.
4. Start the project
With the best financing option for you to buy solar panels, we are ready to start. The process includes a visit to perform a site study to complement the engineering and design of the solar system and receive authorization from the county/city and HOA (if exists) to do the project.
Once is done, we request an inspection, and request for the utility company to change the regular meter for a smart bidirectional meter. And there you go! You are now producing energy with your solar panels and getting free energy from the sun.
How long could it take the process?
Depending on the contractor, the county/city, and HOA, this process can take from 2 weeks to 6 months. Usually, the average is 2 months.
We hope this information has been useful to you. Our goal is to make it easy for you to understand how to buy solar panels for your home and help you make smart decisions.
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