Solar Install and Maintenance

This process will be coordinated between you and your installer. You may want to document your installation with photos and videos in order to share your experiences with community members. 


It is important to ensure that your solar system is performing as designed. An operation and maintenance contract as well as monitoring instructions from your installer will protect your investment. Typically, a solar installation comes with a web-based portal for system monitoring. This will show you whether your solar panels are generating and whether there are any problems. By familiarizing yourself with your system and how it is supposed to perform, you will be able to detect any issues with your system promptly. System warranties are typically 10-25 years (depending on the panels and inverters) and your solar installer should provide maintenance support for any issues you encounter.

It is recommended that a customer look at their online solar portal approximately once per month. If you explore your solar generation in conjunction with your electricity bill, you will begin to understand your system and its benefits. You may choose to adjust your electricity usage patterns to maximize your on-site usage of solar generation, and the value of your solar generation. Your solar installer or a trusted community member familiar with solar systems, can help guide you through this process.

The recently approved Inflation Reduction Act has made some information on this website outdated. We are working to update ASAP. In the meantime, please consult a tax expert on all incentives and rebates listed.