How We Work With You
Free Solar Site Assessment and Load Analysis – After you contact us, we’ll arrange a site visit. When visiting your home, we’ll review potential module options and positioning for equipment. We perform a thorough diagnostic inspection and analysis to ensure we design the optimal solar energy system for you. shading, exposure, the building’s orientation, and the existing electrical please have a recent electric bill available. We use this information to estimate your annual electrical usage.
A Detailed Proposal – After our first site visit, we’ll send you a proposal. The residential solar system proposal will include all the details such as the size of the system, key system components, an estimate of the system’s annual energy production, and what percentage of your utility bill will be offset by the system. Our detailed proposal provides a fixed system price as well as your net cost following receipt of the state rebate and federal tax credit.
State Paperwork – With your agreement, we’ll handle all the necessary state paperwork to secure your rebate, file for the required Certificate of Public Good (VT residents), and obtain historic preservation approval (required in VT if your home is older than 50 yrs.).
Professional Installation – We obtain all the specific parts and equipment for your system. We typically receive the approvals within 1–2 months. Once we have the approvals in hand, we’ll be on-site at your home to install the system. The member-owners of Catamount Solar will be respectful of your property, keep up an efficient system implementation schedule, and maintain a tidy worksite.
Interaction with Utility for Meter Installation – After the system is completed, we coordinate with the utility company to have the net meter and gross solar meters installed.
Final Rebate Documentation – Once your residential solar energy system is up and running, we compile the required documentation and send it so that your rebate check will arrive as soon as possible.