As we navigate our new normal post-Covid-19 crisis, our answer to this question will probably vary. Normally we would say that from the time you sign your contract to the time your installation happens can range from about 4-6 months. It’s still best to check in with us on a case-by-case basis so that we can give you an accurate assessment of our project queue and your place in it. We do urge you to get your project in the queue so that we can get rolling on the process and ensure that you qualify for the 2021-2022 federal tax credit of 26%. Once your installation day comes, the actual process of installing your solar project typically takes 1-2 days. Please read more about our contactless project process here and our Covid-19 response and precautions here.
After installation, your system will typically take another 30-60 days for interconnection, which is the responsibility of your utility, so they control the speed of the process. Once the system is interconnected and turned on, you can begin using the system and realizing the benefits, as well as register for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). We will help you register for the RECs, which generally take another 30-60 days for approval, and finally we will help you register those RECs with the appropriate database so that you can sell them off, if you choose.