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Step 4: Install Your System

Photo from NREL brochure showing solar installer

Once you have completed your energy audit, selected a solar installer and applied for the proper permits from local government, you are ready to put the panels on the roof. Typically, it will take your solar installer no more than two or three days to complete the installation. Once the panels are on the roof, the installer will hook the system up to a separate meter that measures the energy output of the panels. Finally, you or your installer will contact your utility to connect it to the grid. When your system is connected to the grid, any electricity you produce in excess of your consumption will be sent back to the grid and credited on your account.

Because the CSI Program seeks to install the best performing systems available, you may be required to have some or all of the following inspections: