Design & Installation

The process of getting solar may seem like a big undertaking at first, but Own My Solar makes it simple every step of the way.

Designing Your System

Our solar analysts carefully consider a variety of factors when designing your solar system, so that you can get the best performance out of your investment. The two most important variables are your roof characteristics and your electricity consumption profile. Other factors considered include geographic location, shading from trees and buildings, and the aesthetic appeal. In general, the initial design process is done remotely with the aid of modeling software and aerial imagery.

Roof Characteristics

The amount of available space on your rooftop will ultimately determine how many solar panels can be included in your system. Additionally, the orientation of the roof is important in identifying the optimal placement of the panels (south-facing roofs are the most preferable, but this can change do to other factors).

Electricity Consumption Profile

We recommend that home and business owners offset 100% of their electricity consumption to get the most out of their investment. Your electricity bill will be used to determine your annual consumption, and with this information a solar power expert can calculate how much of your electricity bill can be offset by your solar system.


After the solar system is designed for your roof, the installation process can begin. The 5 steps include: your site assessment, system design approval, getting the appropriate permits to install, the actual installation, and your city inspection of the installation. You can learn more about each of these steps by clicking through below.
1. Site Assessment

The solar installer will need to visit your home to check the structural integrity of your roof and the electrical configuration of your home.

2. Design Approval

A final design, including the location of the panels, the model of panels, and type of inverter will be proposed for your approval. As different types of panels and inverters have unique characteristics, the installer will work with you to determine the best solution for your specific needs.

3. Permitting

Your installer will file for all necessary permits through your town and utility provider. Each situation is unique but the installers are well experienced and take care of everything.

4. Installation

Once you are set on a design you can schedule a day for installation. The process of actually putting the panels on your roof can be completed in just one day!

5. Permission to Operate (PTO)

The last step before you can start generating solar power is the PTO. The utility just needs to do one last review and flip a switch. Then you'll have solar power!