How Going Solar Works
Allterra Solar has created an industry leading product and service offering that makes going solar easy. All you have to do is say “yes” and we will handle the rest from design and permitting to PG&E paperwork and system monitoring. We encourage you to find out why over 60% of our work comes from referrals.
Qualification & Initial Design
Allterra will assess your home to determine project feasibility, preliminary design and projected savings so that homeowners can decide, without obligation, whether paying less for electricity is the right choice. There is a reason over 60% of our work comes via referral – we ensure that your system will maximize production and is built to last.
Consultation & Project Approval
Allterra’s consultants are some of the best in the business with decades of combined experience. We strive to make the in-home conversation informative, educational and transparent so that you understand our process and why Allterra is the clear choice for your home solar system. Unlike many of our competitors, Allterra’s employee retention is extraordinary, which means you get highly qualified solar professionals who are knowledgeable about every aspect of your project.
Allterra’s quality assurance and control exceeds the industry standard at every step including the site survey. Prior to installation, we send a highly trained certified technician to your home for a final review of your homes electrical system, roof structure, and sun exposure.
Design & Engineering
Allterra’s in-house engineering department is one of the primary reasons we can provide top quality solar systems that are built to stand the test of time. Most companies outsource their engineering to firms all over the world with inexperienced staff who are trying to generate as many plan sets as quickly as possible. That model lends itself to mistakes and ultimately leads to an inferior product. At Allterra, we understand that solar is inherently custom due to site conditions that require a heightened attention to detail.
Having worked in most cities and counties throughout the Central Coast and Bay Area for nearly 15 years, we have a proven track record of quality designs that set the standard among building departments and inspectors. In fact, numerous city and county building department staff throughout the region have chosen Allterra based on the caliber of our work.
Allterra’s installers possess the experience and technical expertise that sets them apart from competitors with high employee turnover. Allterra trains, trains, and re-trains all technicians and installation staff so that the final product on the roof exceeds expectations.
System Interconnection & Start Up
Once the system is installed and the building department has signed off, Allterra will coordinate with PG&E for interconnection to the grid. This final step is the literal “flipping of the switch” after which your system will begin producing clean energy for decades to come.
The last phase of your solar project is the one that lasts the longest: saving money. Allterra builds systems that will last 40 years, meaning that your savings will start on day one and continue long after your system is paid off.