Solar Panel Installation Process in Columbia

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Solar customers have different energy needs. That’s why each solar panel system we install is customized to match that specific home’s unique energy use. Our solar panel installation process is simple but still allows time for you to address concerns, resulting in a truly unique solar system for your Columbia home. Here’s the 3-step POWERHOME SOLAR installation process:  

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Contact The Team

Fill out this form online to start the process with a free quote. Our team will get in touch with you shortly after to discuss your opportunities with solar. Expect to talk about your home and property, with our experts evaluating your property for qualities like shade cover. This allows us to ensure solar panels will work well with your home. Once qualified, we’ll plan for a free in-home consultation.

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In-Home Consultation

A solar consultant will travel to your property to better evaluate your home. Additionally, we’ll take your energy bills into account when figuring out the best size solar system for your home. From these factors, we’ll be able to deliver a customized proposal designed to match your home’s energy needs. After you sign, we’ll begin preparing for installation.

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Solar Installation

Our team will arrive on installation day to install your solar panels. We’ll be careful but quick, ensuring there’s no damage done to your home. This process should only take a day or two. Once installation is done, we’ll test your system and clean our workspace. After a passed inspection, the only step left is your utility meter swapping out your meter!

Solar Panel Installation FAQs

How much does it cost to install solar panels in Columbia?

POWERHOME’s solar panel systems are not one size fits all. We create custom solar systems for each customer’s unique energy needs. As such, it’s hard to give an estimate of what your solar panel installation could cost. However, generally the price will depend on your home’s current energy needs, what direction your home faces and how much sunlight your roof receives in addition to other such factors.

Can I install solar panels myself?

It’s possible to do, but we do not recommend it. POWERHOME SOLAR’s qualified installation teams have the experience needed to ensure your panels are installed properly and in the best position to gather sunlight.

How long does it take to install solar panels?

Our installation team only takes a day or two to have your solar panels up and running. It’s a quick process!

Do I need permission to install solar panels in Columbia?

Yes, some permits are required to install solar panels. It’s likely your local government has some requirements in place before installation occurs. POWERHOME SOLAR’s experts will help you with the majority of the permits as part of the installation process.

Does installing solar panels void your roof warranty?

In nearly all cases, your roof warranty should remain intact. As long as the installation team did their job right (and our teams are experts), you shouldn’t have any problems with your roof’s warranty. We recommend that you should always double-check with your roof’s manufacturer or installer to confirm.

What permits do I need to install solar panels in Columbia?

Permits needed to install solar panels vary by your own local government’s mandates. Your local government and local utility companies likely have specific requirements in place to satisfy local building and electrical codes. As a general rule, you can expect to have to file for a building permit, an electrical permit and possibly a solar photovoltaic (PV) permit.

Can my HOA stop me from installing solar panels in Columbia?

This varies by neighborhood. However, you can expect to face some pushback from your HOA if your solar panels will face public spaces, such as an HOA-maintained park or road. POWERHOME SOLAR will work with you to ensure that your solar panels are up to code and satisfy HOA requirements if at all possible!

Can solar panels be installed on a metal roof?

Absolutely! Metal roofs offer a stable surface on which to install solar panels, so there should be no problem in having both.