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How SolarCity  
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We make it easy

We’ll take care of your entire project from start to finish in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Free consultation

Every solar project starts with a quick conversation to see if solar is right for you. We’ll discuss your energy use and take a look at your roof using satellite imaging.

We'll prepare a free customized quote if everything looks good. It includes all of your options and projects your energy savings for the next 20 years.

Step 2: Sign your agreement

Your personalized agreement locks in your solar energy cost for the next 20 years. You’ll find it and the most important details of the agreement right on the front page.

There are no hidden fees, but you’ll find plenty of guarantees and warranties that protect you and your home.

Step 3: System design

One of our Site Surveyors will visit within days of the consultation to take a closer look at your roof and take measurements.

Once we have the measurements, our expert engineers will design a solar power system based on your home’s dimensions and your energy needs.

Step 4: 1-day installation

Most installations take only a single day. We’ll find a day that works best for you. We also take care of all of the permits and inspections. All you have to do is watch it all come together.

Step 5: Turn on the power!

Here’s the best part. Once the utility company gives approval, you get to flip the switch to start generating your own clean, more affordable energy.

Let’s put the plan into action!

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