Solar Installations Process for Homes

From start to finish, the complete solar energy installation process will take anywhere from 3 to 6 months due to permitting and New Jersey and state incentive wait times. Fortunately, the actual on-site solar energy installation only takes a couple of days and should not cause any inconvenience to you or your family.

While every solar energy installation is different, the schedule outlined below may be used as a general guide for understanding a typical solar energy system installation timeframe.

  • Week 1 – Start of project. Solar Installation Agreement has been executed and an application is submitted to the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP).
  • Weeks 2 through 4 – Structural & electrical engineering work is completed and local installation permits are applied for.
  • Weeks 5 through 13 – PV Panels and equipment are delivered to the site upon receipt of the installation permits.
  • Weeks 14 and 15 – Solar energy system installation begins.  System startup, testing, and demonstration activities are performed.
  • Weeks 16 through 18 – Solar energy Installation completed – Inspections are scheduled with local municipalities, the NJCEP, and local utility companies.
  • Weeks 19 through 21 – The solar energy system is fully operational upon the receipt of inspection approvals.

Contact Entech,  your NJ solar energy experts today at 800.571.8661 or complete our solar energy quote form to get your system working for you, your wallet, and your environment.


The Entech Group, Inc.
Office: 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 265, Denville, NJ 07834
Office: 202 Hamilton Blvd., South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: 800-571-8661