3 Step Guide to Going Solar: The Solar Permit Process

What is the Solar Permit and Interconnection Process for Going Solar?

Installing a grid-tied solar system involves connecting your system to the local power grid. This requires you to obtain a permit and interconnection agreement from your local utility company. The solar permit and interconnection process is designed to ensure that the installation of your solar system is safe for both you and the utility company.

The process begins with submitting an application for a solar permit. This application should include all necessary information about the proposed installation, such as type of system, size, location, etc. Once the application has been approved by your local municipality, you can then move onto obtaining an interconnection agreement from your utility company such as AEP, Magic Valley (MVEC), PUB, or Oncor. This agreement outlines how your solar system will be connected to their power grid and what safety measures are in place to protect both parties.

Once both permits have been obtained, you can then begin installing your grid-tied solar system. Following installation, it is important that all safety regulations are followed in order to ensure that everyone remains safe when going solar.

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Understanding Your Local Regulations & Requirements for Solar Installation

If you’re considering installing a solar system in your home or business, it’s important to be aware of the local regulations and requirements for solar installation. This means understanding the process of applying for a solar permit and the qualifications required from your chosen installer. When applying for a solar permit, you’ll need to make sure that the installer you choose has all the necessary certifications, insurance, and licenses, including a master electrician license or electrical contractor license. It’s also important to ensure that your installer is qualified to pull electrical permits and adheres to all applicable codes and regulations in order to ensure safety and compliance with local laws.

By being informed about your local regulations and requirements for solar installation, you can make sure that your chosen installer meets all necessary qualifications and can provide a safe, efficient installation of your solar system. Solergy is a licensed and certified solar installer with a team of highly qualified professionals, including master electricians, who can ensure that your installation meets all necessary standards and requirements. With Solergy, you can trust that you’re getting a reliable and safe installation when going solar.

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Obtaining Solar Permits

When considering going solar, it’s important to understand the process of obtaining a solar permit. As a local solar company, Solergy has established great relationships and a positive reputation with local municipalities. With over 1000 solar installations, we have submitted plenty of solar permits and can guide you through the process.

In order to obtain a solar permit, the installer must meet certain requirements set by local governments and utility companies. Solergy is fully licensed and certified, with master electricians as part of our installation team. We also have the necessary insurance and bonding to ensure compliance with all requirements. The application process involves providing information about the proposed system’s components and location, along with supporting documents such as proof of insurance, electrical diagrams, and other paperwork. Some jurisdictions may also require an engineer’s sign-off to ensure that your roof can bear the added weight of a solar array.

Once all of these requirements have been met, the local government or utility company will issue a permit for installation of the solar energy system. 

The Interconnection Process Explained -How to Get Your System Connected to the Grid?

As you transition to solar energy, interconnection is a critical step that allows you to connect your solar panel system to the power grid and take advantage of incentives such as net metering. The interconnection process typically involves submitting an application to your utility company, such as AEP, MVEC, PUB, or Oncor, for pre-approval before beginning the installation process.

During the installation process, your system must be safely and reliably connected to the grid. Once installation is complete, you will need to provide proof of installation, including diagrams, pictures, and other documents, to ensure that your system meets all safety requirements. Your utility company will then grant you Permission to Operate (PTO), allowing you to start producing clean energy for your home or business.

At Solergy, we understand the importance of a safe and reliable interconnection process. Our team of experts has extensive experience with interconnection and will work closely with your utility company to ensure that your system is properly connected to the grid. 

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Solergy provides an end-to-end service for installing solar energy systems. We handle the entire permit and interconnection application process to ensure that your system is installed safely, meeting all building codes. This means you don’t have to worry about any of the paperwork or legal requirements associated with getting your solar energy system up and running. Solergy also offers a wide range of services to help you get the most out of your solar energy system, from helping you find the best financing options to providing expert advice on how to maximize efficiency. With our help, you can rest assured that your solar energy system will be installed correctly and safely, giving you peace of mind when going solar.


Solar panel systems are a great way to reduce your monthly electric bill. You will still have an electric bill with solar. Even if your solar system is designed to offset 100% of your electricity use, as long as your meter is connected to the grid, your utility company will still send you a monthly bill. However, it is possible your bill will be $0 or negative if you export excess energy back to the grid. This also depends on your Net Metering plan.
In most cases, your monthly solar loan payment will be less than your electric bill. If you install a solar panel system with a $0-Down loan, you can start saving immediately.

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