Adding solar energy to your home has various processes, requirements, and procedures.
With our 7-step process, we do out best to make your solar project experience as smooth as possible.
Step 1: Approve sight plan and solar agreement
First step is to approve a final site plan and system design. Once we receive the customer’s approval along with the solar agreement, we’ll immediately begin the installation process.
Step 2: Schedule site review and design confirmation
During solar site evaluation we thoroughly conduct a property assessment by validating the system design and examining the main electrical panel and roof condition.
Step 3: Process financing or leasing application
We will process all financing and leasing paperwork for an easy and smooth qualification process.
Step 4: Submit plans to building and safety office
Once our general plans for your system are prepared, they will be submitted to the city/county building office for permits. We will handle all paperwork on your behalf.
Step 5: Start Installation
Solar Installation will be scheduled with your confirmed date after solar permits are approved and HOA authorization received.
Step 6: City final inspection
Solar installation include several inspections. Our quality control representative will be on site to conduct the inspections with city or county inspector.
Step 7: Turn on the system and install monitoring
Installation is completed once the utility company approves activation of the solar system. Bay Solar Group will commission and turn on the system and also install the monitoring device so home and business owners can monitor the production and savings.
Inverters are electronic devices that convert the sun’s DC power, captured by the solar panel, to useable AC power for your home or business. It is this technology that truly harnesses the sun’s energy for your consumption! A major asset to a solar system is to have the technology to monitor, track, and manage the system’s production. Our solar solutions include free monitoring service that you can view at home or remotely from your phone. By far, it’s the most effective way to maintain and collect information about your productivity and to better manage your production throughout the week, month, and year.
Solar Edge is a central string inverter system designed much like a microinverter system. Inverter includes optimizers that are attached to each solar panel to not only boost the efficiency of each panel but to also improve production of panels that may be affected by obstructions such as shade or a chimney. The Optimizers also allow detailed monitoring for the whole system or per panel basis.
Enphase is the premier name in microinverters, technology that converts solar power immediately from each panels, rather than in batches like a central inverter. With Enphase, energy production increases, fire risk is minimized, and you are offered a unique monitoring system, allowing you to see each panels’ individual production. On our end, Enphase simplifies design and installation. It is a product we all can agree upon for its advanced technology and ease of use.
What are you waiting for? Contact Bay Solar Group today and get started!
Owning your system comes with the greatest return on your investment and a 30% tax credit on the cost. It also increases the value of your home and is very simple to transfer to a new homeowner. You can own your system through either a purchase or finance option. If you decide to purchase, we offer our customers a convenient payment program schedule. You can also finance your system from a lender or through your home’s equity. Here’s the difference between the programs:
Financing with a Lender: (checks credit/fico, no pre payment penalty, 0 down, Secured and unsecured, low interest rates, 12 year or 20 year term)
Financing With PACE/HERO: (not based on credit/fico, must have 15% equity in home, secured, 5-25 year term, payments can be rolled into your property taxes)
MONTHLY PPA OR MONTHLY LEASE
Solar Lease programs will have more up front savings than purchasing or financing. Your monthly savings are instant and you get solar savings from first day. With no down payment, you will receive the best equipment on the market at a lower cost. Leases are made on a standard 20-year term with 4 options once the term is over:
You can remove your system
Extend your lease
Buy the system
PREPAID LEASE OR PREPAID PPA
Prepaid Power Purchase Agreement or PPA. This method is unique in that you are only paying for the kilowatts that are generated by your system. This cost is factored and fully pre-paid in advance for a 20-year term. The homeowner does not own the system, yet it’s a great program if they’re not eligible for the Federal Tax Credit. With the Prepaid PPA, this one time payment is at a discounted rate and must be made in advance for the next 20 years.