Getting Started

1. Contact Us                                                                                                                             

All we need to get started is some simple information about your home and your approximate electricity consumption. (This can be as easy as telling us how big your utility bill is.) Other helpful details include approximate orientation of your roof (e.g., Southwest), roof material, and major electrical load in your home. If you have information on your electrical usage, you can provide this to us during the initial call. Office Phone - 808-482-1565

2. Schedule an Appointment                                                                                        

We will schedule a time for an Energy Consultant to come to your home to perform a site evaluation and consultation. Site evaluations are free of charge and usually take less than 1 hour. It is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about how solar power works, the installation process, or any other technical or financial questions. During this visit, the Energy Consultant will collect the information needed to generate a proposal.

3. Review Proposal                                                                                                      

Solar Engineering will deliver a proposal to you by email or in person. This proposal will include the initial system design, cost, and amount of the rebate and tax credit.

4. Sign Contract                                                                                                              

If you decide to move ahead with the project, you will then sign a contract with Solar Engineering & Contracting. From here, we will take care of everything. This includes system design, permitting, construction, inspections, utility interconnection and rebate application/collection.

5. Installation                                                                                                          

Installation can commence once a contract has been signed, city permit obtained and materials procured. Residential installation times range from 3 days to 4 weeks, depending on system size and complexity.

6. Municipal and Utility Inspection                                                                               

After installation is complete, your system will be inspected by the governing municipality and your utility company. Following your utility inspection, your system will be up and running. Solar Engineering will provide you with electrical and structural drawings of your new system, along with all owner’s manuals, warranties and instructions on how to monitor your system’s performance.