Once you've decided to have Westhaven Solar design, build and install your solar system. What’s next?
After you’ve signed your contract agreement, you don’t have to lift a finger. Just sit back, relax and watch the professionals at Westhaven Solar go to work. Over the next few weeks, we'll take care of everything. From the onsite inspections, permitting process, to final installation and “flipping the switch” on your system, Westhaven Solar is dedicated to making your solar system as beautiful as it is efficient. As an added bonus, your newly installed solar system with its low profile design will generate as many compliments from your neighbors as it does power!
Here's Our Install Timeline:
Once you’ve signed your contract and we’ve processed it, you’ll receive a call from us to schedule your site audit. Our site auditors take measurements, check roofing and structure stability, assess your electrical panel, and gather any other data vital to developing your custom system.
Our Engineer’s take this information and create your final design packet to be submitted to your local permitting office. This may take a while, as it may be necessary for our engineers to make changes. We will reach out to you for further information and necessary approvals as needed. Typically, permits come through within 5-10 business days however, depending on your local office, this could take a bit longer.
At this time, Westhaven orders your materials from the manufacturers. Upon arrival you will receive a call from our project management scheduling department to set up a date to begin your install. We tend to schedule our start times early, but we’re happy to accommodate your schedule.
Our expert crews move rather quickly, with a focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail. This process varies depending on the different jurisdictions and their protocols and procedures. Westhaven is in constant contact with the different permitting offices on your behalf. Permit approval is a major milestone; this may also be accompanied with HOA approval.
Upon completion, we contact your local permitting office to schedule a final inspection. This is to verify that your project meets code compliance. Please make sure your smoke alarms and CO2 detectors are installed and functioning.
Once approved, we begin another application process with your utility company to allow interconnection to the grid, we call this Net Energy Metering, or NEM. This is similar to the permit application process in that the turn-around time is approximately 5-10 business days. Yet again, this timeline depends on the utility company and their team. Upon NEM approval, we will call you to schedule a date to come out to turn your system on. We call this Permission To Operate, or PTO.
At the time of PTO, we will then teach you how to monitor and maintain your solar system.