1. Apply Now!
- We’ll follow up by phone to determine if you’re eligible.
- If you’re eligible, we’ll follow up with you and ask you to provide us with some documentation.
- We will assign you a GRID Alternatives Outreach Coordinator to be your point of contact through the whole process.
- Your Outreach Coordinator will lead a presentation either at your home, the local GRID office, or at a specified location in your community. You’ll learn everything you need to know about going solar with GRID.
- Your Outreach Coordinator will collect your completed application forms and all other necessary documentation.
3. Site Visit
- A GRID Construction Staff member inspects your roof, taking measurements and photos to ensure your home is ready for solar.
- If your home is ready for solar, we’ll begin designing a solar system for your home.
- If your home is not ready for solar, your Outreach Coordinator will explain what you can do to get your home solar-ready.
4. Installation Date Confirmed
- Once the design of your system is complete, your Outreach Coordinator will contact you to schedule the installation of your system.
5. Contract Signing
- Your Outreach Coordinator will explain all necessary paperwork for you to sign. Paperwork must be signed before the system can be installed.
- Your Outreach Coordinator will explain what you can expect on installation day.
- We’ll pull the necessary permits for the City/County/Tribe and submit them for approval. This process can take several weeks or more.
- System installation typically takes two full days and will be scheduled based on your availability.
- Plan to prepare lunch for GRID Alternatives staff and volunteers installing your system.
- Keep your front and back yard clear for staff and volunteers to work and move safely around your property.
- Secure all pets and children inside the house.
- We also ask that all adult family members participate in their system installation and make lunch for the workers on installation day, if they are able.
- City/County/Tribal staff will come to your home to inspect the solar system.
- A representative from your utility will come to your home to inspect the solar system and electrical service panel.
8. Turning On Your System
- Once inspections are complete we will submit interconnection paperwork to your utility. The amount of time this takes depends on your utility.
- Do not turn on your system until you’re notified by GRID Alternatives and your utility that you have permission to do so.
9. Post-Installation Meeting
- After your system has been interconnected, you will be invited to attend a post-installation meeting to review your system warranty and electric bill.
- We’ll answer any questions you have about your system.