Our Install Process
Our Install Process
We Design, Engineer & Build Your System
At YES, we custom design every system, residential and commercial, both roof and ground mounted. Our energy consultants will taylor a reliable system that maximizes production, minimizes cost, and looks great. Find out why Your Energy Solutions is so highly rated on Yelp, Angie’s List, and the BBB. We go the extra mile to make going solar easy for you.
Step 1 – Contact Us
Contact us to get started by calling 888.888.0711 or by requesting a quote. We listen to your needs, goals, and budget and design a system that eliminates your electric bill, while keeping your wallet fat. Our YES energy consultants even go the extra mile to discuss the energy efficiency products we offer so you can save even more. And because YES is brand neutral, we represent the industry’s top-rated manufacturers so you can make your best informed decision.
We invite you to visit us at one of our local showrooms and encourage you to “test” before you “invest”, because our biggest investment is in serving you, our valued customers. Stop by and check out our solar panels from SunPower, LG, SolarWorld, and Mitsubishi, mounted on actual roofs built inside our showrooms. And test drive all of our energy efficiency products, live and ready to demo. Customers tell us that a showroom visit brings the experience to life. We just love meeting our customers in person.
Step 2 – Site Survey
We begin by collecting your historical electric usage to correctly size your solar system. A sophisticated site survey is conducted where:
- We measure your roof and the available sunlight that strikes it.
- We inspect your electrical system for solar compatibility in its existing state.
- We verify the structural integrity of your roof to support the weight of the system.
This process validates our industry-leading 25 year production guarantee & workmanship warranty.
Many of our competitors do not perform site surveys, relying strictly on satellite imaging. That’s a great start, but it’s not enough. In fact, most of our competitors never see the roof until their crew sets foot on it to begin installation (a HUGE mistake). These companies spin this cost-cutting measure as a benefit, by promoting the site survey as “annoying & unnecessary,” but nothing could be further from the truth. Our site surveys allow us to maximize the number of solar panels that can be installed and enable us to identify any required electrical or structural work that may be required before the solar installation process begins.
Step 3 – Review Your Options
Your YES energy consultant will present an optimal system design along with several options for system equipment in a range of sizes. Pick your favorite option and we’ll provide a detailed financial proposal that maximizes savings and Return on Investment.
Step 4 – Design & Permitting
Our solar engineers go to work and prepare a CAD or “blueprint” design fo
r your project. We use this design to Permit your project and work with your Homeowner’s Association (HOA). Permit fees are always included in our quote.
Each customer is assigned to a YES project coordinator to keep you updated throughout your project. We are BIG on communication and are here to answer any questions you have along the way.
Step 5 – Construction & Final Steps
100% In-House Labor
Installation of the solar panels, inverter(s), racking, roof penetrations, waterproofing, and all electrical work are performed with the utmost care by our in-house installation crews and are backed by our 25 year production guarantee and workmanship warranty. Once your installation is installed, YES coordinates your final inspection with the Building Department and applies for Utility Interconnection & Net Metering.
You’ll then start producing your own power, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint. We are here to support you today, and for the life of the system.