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Solar installation process

SolarCity is a full-service solar service provider, with everything you need to power your home with clean solar energy. We will oversee your entire solar panel installation project and provide a single point of contact and accountability throughout the life of your system. Our experience engineering and installing high quality solar power systems for homes and our uncompromising service have made us an industry leader.
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Custom designs for your home

We know every home is different. Our in-house engineering team will custom design your solar power system based on your home's architecture and your family's projected electrical needs. Browse our photo gallery to see the custom solar systems we've designed for other homeowners like you.

SolarCity engineers will complete a structural analysis of your home and produce a full set of structural design and electrical blueprints. Your design plans will also contain the specification sheets for all system components, such as the solar panels and inverters for your project. SolarCity will then submit your approved plans to your local city government to obtain the necessary building permits.

Quality solar panel installation

SolarCity's professional teams of solar installers have extensive experience and will build your system to our high standards. SolarCity has installed tens of thousands of residential solar power systems across the country. We have NABCEP-certified employees in supervisory positions, the highest certification available. We use only the highest quality solar panels, equipment and hardware.

Once we complete solar panel installation and construction, we will schedule an inspection with your local building department to confirm that the installation conforms to local regulations and with the utility company for connection to the power grid.
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Project management

SolarCity has a full in-house Customer Account Management team that will plan out your installation and coordinate all team members, including the engineering design team, installation crew and external city and utility inspectors. They will keep you apprised of project status every step of the way. In addition, every new SolarCity customer is given a personal online account where you can access your project status at any time.

Our technology approach allows us to efficiently manage solar installations from beginning to end, and that saves time and money on your project. Our in-house software tracks the status of every job and gives our team immediate digital access to your project plan, engineering drawings, original site survey measurements and photos—all so that we can stay completely informed and keep your project on schedule.
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