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Steps to solar

Going solar

Our time-tested approach to solar will keep you up to speed and in the know every step of the way—from consultation to installation and beyond.

Conduct your free solar assessment

We’ll get things started by finding a convenient time to visit your home and conduct a complete, no-cost assessment. We’ll talk through the specifics of your site, available incentives, projected energy savings, and financing options

Design the right system for your home

We know that solar systems can be both effective and attractive. We’ll design an array that accounts for the unique aesthetic and technical considerations of your home—considering sight lines and symmetry in addition to optimal output. 

Deliver a detailed proposal

You’ll receive a detailed proposal customized to the specifics of your home. Your proposal will include full system cost, details about all applicable rebates and incentives, anticipated installation schedule, and expected return on investment.

Process all permits

Once you’ve determined that Sunbug’s solution is the one for you, you’ll sign a contract and pay a deposit. We’ll put our experience and relationships to work in processing all permits and rebates with applicable municipal and state agencies as efficiently as possible.

Install your system

With permits in hand, our best-in-class installation team will have your system installed in a matter of days—the vast majority of which will be spent on your roof and in your basement, with very little disruption to your living area.

Flip the switch

When it’s time to turn on your home solar system, we’ll walk you through it—answering your questions and remotely verifying that all systems are go.

Support and monitoring

Once you’ve installed with us, our SunSpotter program will provide you with your own secure online monitoring portal and access to our support team, so you have peace of mind that your system is fully operational.

What’s the SunSpotter program?

When we throw the switch on your new system, you become part of our SunSpotter program—a community of customers helping to spread the word about solar as we work to achieve widespread solar adoption. In addition to remote monitoring with a digital performance dashboard and automated alerts, you’ll have access to our support team, periodic updates on the latest solar incentives and regulations, and more.

Online performance dashboard to track your system’s daily, monthly, and annual output

Remote monitoring so you can check your array from the comfort of your couch

10 year limited workmanship warranty on all PV systems

Referral bonuses for SunSpotters who spread the word

Dedicated service technicians so that if something does need attention, you know who to call

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System Basics

A little background knowledge goes a long way toward peace of mind.

Sunbug’s solar electric systems use three main components:

  • solar panels that create direct current (DC) electricity;
  • an inverter system that changes that DC power to alternating current (AC) electricity (the type that is used in our homes); and
  • a net meter that links your solar system to the utility grid

Main component types

We work with a host of high-quality manufacturers to source panels that come from all over the world, ensuring we have the best tech available for developing a customized system tailored to your home’s unique needs.

For a standard 8 to 12 kilowatt (kW) roof installation, we’ll connect a series of panels together (usually between twenty and thirty, depending on available roof area) to create one or more arrays. We’ll locate the array(s) to receive the greatest amount of direct sunlight during the peak hours.

It may seem like designing the ideal array is all about maximizing the use of south-facing roof areas, no matter how cramped the results may be. But we consider a number of other factors, such as roof access for wiring, that can impact the cost of construction. When factoring in construction complexity, the highest producing roof surfaces may not have the best return on investment. Our engineering goal is to maximize the value of your system.

The direct current (DC) electricity generated by your panels travels through an inverter system. Central inverters are typically located in your utility room near your electric panel, while micro-inverters are located under each panel. Inverters change direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) electricity, which is what powers your home.

Inverters come in different shapes and sizes, but all grid-tied inverters produce the alternating current electricity that we use everyday.

On the outside of most homes, a conventional electric meter installed by your utility company measures how much power you consume, and calculates your monthly electric bill. When you install a solar electric system, your utility company will replace that meter with a new net meter.

Unlike your old electric meter, your new net meter will measure both the amount of energy you consume from the utility as well as the amount that your system produces. Your new electric bill is based on the net difference between what’s generated by your solar array, and what you consume from the grid. Depending on the specifics of your utility’s metering policy and your desire to factor in any anticipated changes to your future electric consumption, Sunbug typically suggests an array to cover 90-100% of your home’s energy needs.


Ready to take the next step? Fill out the form below to schedule your no-cost assessment, or just get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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