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How Long Does Solar Panel Installation Take?


Installing solar panels on your home is a big leap and a long-term commitment (and of course, there’s long-term savings). It’s not something you do lightly, and part of the process of figuring out if this is right for you or not is knowing how long the installation process really takes.

We get it: solar services in Santa Rosa can be disruptive to your normal, everyday life. Let’s take a realistic look at how long the installation process takes so you can know if it’s right for you, and how to plan your time around the process accordingly.

Site Assessment

The first step is inspecting your home and evaluating your roof. Nobody is going to install solar panels on a bad roof, so technicians will take a look to see if everything looks A-okay to start the installation.

Additionally, they’ll locate the most optimal position to attach your solar panels. If an area of your roof never gets sunlight, it wouldn’t be wise to install panels there.

Depending on the size of your roof and if any problems are uncovered, this could be a quick one-hour process, or it could take half the day. There’s no way to say for sure until a technician sees your roof.

System Design

Now that all the information has been gathered, it’s time to figure out your specific and unique solar panel array. This is where a layout is made involving the entire solar system, including any additional equipment on top of the solar panels themselves.

Depending on how big and complex the system is, it may take more than a day to fully plan everything out. This, as well as site assessment, are considered the pre-stages of installation.

Active Installation

Now, let’s talk about the active installation: when technicians are attaching solar panels to your roof. During active installation, technicians work to add bracket systems to your roof where the solar panels will connect.

Once those are in place, they can figure out where to run all the necessary wiring to each panel, then actually install the panels by attaching them to the bracketing hardware. This part of the process could take a couple of days, or up to five days in total.

Actually installing the panels can take some time, but once it’s done, everything is linked up and ready to last you for decades (with proper maintenance and timely repairs when they’re needed).

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Depending on the size of the project and what other systems need to be hooked up (inverter, solar power bank, etc.), solar panel installation takes from one day up to five days for active installation. The more panels and larger the system, the more time it will take.

But you can’t reach the end of the project unless you get it started as soon as possible. Let’s talk about getting solar panels on your roof and walk you through the whole installation process. We’re just a phone call away.

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