More than a million homes have already gone solar in the, and many more homeowners are considering installing solar. If you’re in the market for solar, you probably want to know what actually happens during a solar panel installation, or even how to install solar panels yourself. There are five big steps that need to happen after you sign your solar contract before the solar panels on your roof can actually power your home, and a lot of it is behind the scenes. To show you what you can expect, we’ve outlined a simple five-step guide for the typical solar installation process.

How to install solar panels: five main steps

There are five major steps to a solar installation that your chosen solar company will generally follow: 1. Engineering site visit
2. Permits and documentation
3. Ordering equipment
4. Solar panel installation
5. Approval and interconnection

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