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3-Step Installation Process

Six Steps to Solar

3-Step Bidding Process

3-Step Bidding Process

Free site assessment through the design process

3-Step Installation

3-Step Installation

Permitting through installation and interconnection

Western Solar Warranties

Western Solar Warranties

No-leak workmanship, labor, and equipment warranties

Does taking the leap and installing solar seem daunting? That’s where Western Solar comes in. We’re here to simplify things for you with our six-step solar installation process.


Permitting & Pre-Installation Preparation

All our installations are turn-key solutions. That means we handle absolutely everything from purchasing your permits and equipment, completing your schematics, preparing your utility paperwork, scheduling your electrical inspections, and coordinating the interconnection process with your utility.


Installation Day

All our work, including the installation of your system, is handled in-house. Our project coordinator will be in touch as your installation date nears to confirm your spot on our schedule and answer any questions you may have ahead of the install.

On the day of, our crew will arrive, introduce themselves, and get to work installing the mounting system, inverter(s), and solar panels. The crew foreman will consult you on the final placement of any non-roof components and the planned conduit runs, to ensure the final product meets your expectations.

Typically, an installation will take 1-2 days, depending on design complexity.


Inspections & Interconnection

Once your system is installed, we schedule your electrical inspection. It should occur within a day or two of your installation. After your system has passed inspection, we will schedule your interconnection to the grid and the installation of your net meter with your utility provider. This part of the process is out of our hands, but we do everything we can to make sure you are connected as soon as possible. Typically this happens within 2 weeks, however it varies by utility.

Now that you are up and running and generating solar power, it’s time you got to know your system. Our technical support lead will provide a system orientation and show you the ropes (or wires). We will set you up with system monitoring so you can see the production of your solar system in real time. If you ever see anything amiss, we will be right back out there to address the issue and get you up and running again.

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“I’d been considering a solar generating system for years, and finally took the plunge. I got three bids, and of the three Western Solar was the most professional and lowest price. The installation went smoothly and was completed flawlessly. The online monitoring is great — I can see how much power the system is generating at any time during the day. Love this system!”

Steven G, Stanwood
7.98 kW solar PV system