Solar for your home.

See project types, what it takes to go solar and find the right solar plan.

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Rooftop Solar

The most cost-effective way to go solar is to use your roof as the backbone of your solar system.
 

  • Typically installed in 1-3 days
     

  • All roof types & materials with proven weather-proofing and warranties.

Ground Mount Solar

A great option when you have significant open space free from a septic leach field.
 

  • Engineered to fit your soil type, slope, and best orientation.
     

  • Eligible for regular solar loans.
     

  • Typically easier to expand system size, if additional space is available.

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Carport Solar Structure

Ideal where usable space beneath the ground mounted system or shade-avoidance is a concern.
 

  • Fully engineered steel i-beam structure
     

  • Higher project costs means a larger tax credit.

Solar Energy Storage

Beware of fake pictures of batteries installed at a mansion in Palo Alto. This is what a real install looks like, from our client in Rescue CA. In PG&E, you'll need a battery to:
 

  • Avoid Time-of-Use charges
     

  • Use more of your solar energy
     

  • Backup critical household electronics

What it takes to go solar

90

That's the average number of days from signed contract to your utility signing off on your installed solar system with a "Permission To Operate" certificate.

20

Kilowatt-hours of battery capacity the typical solar home needs to run the entire home daily during the more expensive Time-of-Use periods, Monday thru Friday.

4.99

Is the typical interest rate for solar and battery financing with rates ranging from 7% all the way down to 2% depending on your credit and project details.

 
Project Milestones

Site Survey

~1 week

Now that your contracts are signed and turned in, we'll send a technician to your home to take pictures and measurements of your roof, electrical system and anything related to our install.

Design Planset

~2 weeks

After your site survey is completed, those photos and measurements are provided to the design team to create a CAD planset your building department requires for permitting.

Permit Approved

~4 weeks

Once your building department has approved the CAD design they will issue a permit and with that your project will be ready to schedule for installation.

Panel Swap?

~4 weeks

When the main service panel replacement is requested by you or required by code it's always done with a utility representative on site and is done weeks before the install of solar & battery equipment. Expect to be without power for several hours and once this work is complete and signed off by the utility your solar install is up next.

Installation

Depending on the complexity of your project, crews will be on site for as little as 1 to 4 days installing all the components of your system.

~3 days

Final Inspection

~2 weeks

An inspector from your building department will be scheduled to come review your install. With everything up to snuff, your project will pass.

"PTO"

~2 weeks

Proof of your passed final inspection will be provided to your utility for review. Once reviewed, your system will receive "Permission To Operate", your green light to activate your system. Now it's time to celebrate a job well done!

Find the right solar plan

Follow the guide below to find the ideal solar plan for your scenario:

Do you typically pay Federal income tax by either withholding or a lump-sum?

Is this your "forever home"?

Do you have money set aside for the project?

Is that money in savings or a similar low interest bearing account?

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Want to discuss if PowerFi Energy is a fit for you?

We'd love to chat with you and see if our services can help you achieve your goal of going solar. Let's chat about:
 

  • What the first consultation includes

  • How our services make going solar easier

  • How solar works and site requirements

  • Project expectations and timelines

  • What it takes to qualify for solar financing