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What to Expect: The Taitem Solar process

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Our professional engineers, installers, and designers are ready to work with you to bring renewable energy to your home or business. If you find that on-site installations may not be the right choice for you, learn about our Community Shared Solar program where you experience all the same benefits without the installation!

Use the Timeline below to learn about each step of going solar

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Site Visit & System Design

First, Taitem works with you on a preliminary quote that meets your energy needs and goals. Next, a Taitem solar engineer will visit your home or business and then custom design your roof or ground-mount system, complete with the technical details which ensure the best cost and benefit for you.

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Contract Signing

Once you approve your system design, and Taitem’s structural and project engineers review and stamp the construction drawings, we’ll prepare your contract. Taitem’s rigorous internal quality assurance helps avoid unforeseen challenges and change orders and ensures a smooth, high-quality installation. Your first one-third payment is due at contract signing.

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Installation

Now it gets exciting. We schedule your installation date and order materials. Your second one-third payment is due. Taitem’s award-winning solar crew (link) completes all on-site installation, wiring, and testing in accordance with the Electrical Code and industry best practices.

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The System Goes Live!

Taitem has taken care of all the details including permitting, incentive and utility interconnection applications. We submit your final installation documentation to the utility. With their permission to connect your system, and your new NYSEG meter, you’re ready to generate your own power!

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Introduction to your System

The final walkthrough visit is when Taitem explains all aspects of your new PV system, from the digital monitoring system to tax documentation. We answer any and all questions so you’re informed and feeling great about your new investment.

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Solar Anniversary

Who knew? You’ll have an official Solar Anniversary date on your utility electric account. That’s when the utility does its annual “true up” and pays you if your solar array has generated excess power over the course of the year.

There are some tips and tricks to this, and Taitem helps you navigate so you earn at the highest rate possible. We also do an annual remote production check on your system. Taitem staff is available year-round if any issues or questions arise.