Solar Panel Installation Process in Richmond

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At POWERHOME SOLAR, we deliver custom solar panel solutions for a range of energy needs. To get you on your way to reducing your carbon footprint and potentially saving on your electricity bills, we’ve developed a simple, 3-step installation process.4 Here’s how it works:


Contact The Team

First, fill out a request for a free quote. A POWERHOME SOLAR expert will soon be in touch to discuss how a custom solar system can help you meet your energy goals. After a brief qualifying conversation, we’ll schedule a free in-home consultation to further evaluate your home and property.


In-Home Consultation

During your in-home visit, one of our experienced consultants will review facets of your home and property that may impact your solar panel system, including shade cover, your home’s location and your home’s current energy consumption. All of this will help us determine what size solar system will best work for your home. From this information, we’ll prepare a custom solar system proposal for you. With your approval, we’ll get ready for installation day.


Solar Installation

When installation day arrives, a team of qualified professionals will arrive promptly at your home to quickly and carefully install your solar system. In as little as one to two days, installation should be complete. Following a thorough test of your system and a cleanup of our workspace, your utility provider will switch out your meter.

Solar Panel Installation FAQs

How much does it cost to install solar panels in Richmond?

POWERHOME’s solar panel systems are not one size fits all. We create custom solar systems for each customer’s unique energy needs. As such, it’s hard to give an estimate of what your solar panel installation could cost. However, generally the price will depend on your home’s current energy needs, what direction your home faces and how much sunlight your roof receives in addition to other such factors.

Can I install solar panels myself?

It’s possible to do, but we do not recommend it. POWERHOME SOLAR’s qualified installation teams have the experience needed to ensure your panels are installed properly and in the best position to gather sunlight.

How long does it take to install solar panels?

Our installation team only takes a day or two to have your solar panels up and running. It’s a quick process!

Do I need permission to install solar panels in Richmond?

Yes, some permits are required to install solar panels. It’s likely your local government has some requirements in place before installation occurs. POWERHOME SOLAR’s experts will help you with the majority of the permits as part of the installation process.

Does installing solar panels void your roof warranty?

In nearly all cases, your roof warranty should remain intact. As long as the installation team did their job right (and our teams are experts), you shouldn’t have any problems with your roof’s warranty. We recommend that you should always double-check with your roof’s manufacturer or installer to confirm.

What permits do I need to install solar panels in Richmond?

Permits needed to install solar panels vary by your own local government’s mandates. Your local government and local utility companies likely have specific requirements in place to satisfy local building and electrical codes. As a general rule, you can expect to have to file for a building permit, an electrical permit and possibly a solar photovoltaic (PV) permit.

Can my HOA stop me from installing solar panels in Richmond?

This varies by neighborhood. However, you can expect to face some pushback from your HOA if your solar panels will face public spaces, such as an HOA-maintained park or road. POWERHOME SOLAR will work with you to ensure that your solar panels are up to code and satisfy HOA requirements if at all possible!

Can solar panels be installed on a metal roof?

Absolutely! Metal roofs offer a stable surface on which to install solar panels, so there should be no problem in having both.