The process of installing solar panels on your home and switching to solar electricity starts with a free audit of your home where we also perform an energy review to determine how photovoltaic solar panels can help reduce your energy costs. We create a custom installation plan that is efficient and effective without compromising the quality of the results. We will walk you through the entire solar installation process down to the smallest detail to ensure you understand what will be done and how solar will benefit you.

The Solar Panel Installation Process

The length of time it takes us to complete your installation will vary depending on the complexity of the system and size of the roof.


After signing, the installation process will begin. We will take care of acquiring the necessary permits to confirm state and local requirements are met. Our installation team will complete the job within the estimated time and budget while making the process as simple for you as possible.


During the solar installation process, your conduit and inverter will be set in place prior to mounting the solar panels. We will then fit the roof anchors and attach the frame to securely hold the solar panels in place.


Upon wiring the home and the inverter, the final inspection will be performed. After the inspection, you will have solar energy powering your home with a simple flip of a switch.

How long does it take to install solar panels?

The typical solar panel installation takes one to three days. However, the time frame may vary with a larger project. After the solar panels are installed, the utility company will arrive to change out the electric meter. Depending upon the utility company, it can take 1 to 3 months for the utility company to do their part and turn on the solar energy system.

We make the solar installation process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Get connected to a better world with our solar panel experts. Call SunKey Energy today to enjoy a world without electric bills.



1. How big of a roof do I need?

This depends on how much energy you would like to offset. When you request a quote SunKey will use our design tools to look at your roof and determine how many panels it can accommodate. Limited roof size is rarely an issue.

2. Should I re-roof my house before going solar?

Solar panels last a long lifespan, so it makes sense to avoid having to remove and reinstall them. If your roof is in poor condition, it is advisable to re-roof before installing your solar system. Once the panels are installed, they may extend the life of your roof by shielding it from the elements. So, if your roof is relatively new and structurally sound, request a quote and learn if solar is right for you.

3. What if my roof is shaded? 

Shade reduces the amount of electricity your system can produce. Our systems make up for shading by individually optimizing each panel’s maximum performance, allowing our systems to outperform the completion by 5-10%. The SunKey solar design team will work to position your panels to maximize sun exposure. Occasionally, SunKey determines the roof of a home may not have enough adequate sunlight to make solar a feasible cost-saving option.

4. Do solar panel systems require maintenance?

Because there are no moving parts, residential solar panel systems generally require very little maintenance. All that you need to do is maintain a 24/7 internet connection so that your system can be monitored for performance and production. If there are any issues your monitoring software will alert you and the issues can be addressed.