Monalee is waiving the security deposit ($100 value) on new solar projects. Promotion expires 6/18/24.

FAQ

Our Process

Our Process

Kickoff Kickoff

After the site survey, what happens next?

We compile all the information and start designing your solar system, keeping in mind safety and local regulations.

After signing up, how long does it take to schedule my site survey?

It depends, but we always offer you the earliest available appointment. In many cases, our homeowners receive a site survey appointment just a few day ...

Why do I need a site survey?

They help us understand the electrical setup and condition of your roof so that we can design a safe and efficient solar system.

Why do you need to see my utility bill?

We will ask for a recent utility bill to confirm account information, such as your name, account number, service address, rate plan, and meter number. ...

How do I get started?

To get started, simply input your home address and monthly electricity bill amount, and we will provide you with a free and instant quote. This will b ...
Design Design

What if I have trees in my backyard?

Solar panels work best in full, direct sunlight. That said, your home may still be a good candidate for solar even if your roof has shady spots. Along ...

Does the navigational direction of your roof affect how efficiently solar panels work?

To a certain degree, yes. In the northern hemisphere, a roof that faces south will get the most sun and therefore will be the most efficient.

Does wind affect how efficiently solar panels work?

It can make a small difference. Our team considers this when designing your system for optimum performance.

Is seasonality taken into consideration when designing a solar system?

Yes! Every Monalee customer receives a custom design that accounts for the specifics of your home—including location, roof, peak sun hours, seasonalit ...

How is my solar system sized and designed?

For every Monalee project, the goal is to create the most cost efficient design, as well as ensure that the design meets all current code requirements ...
Permitting Permitting

Is it possible that a permit application can be rejected?

Most permits we submit on behalf of Monalee homeowners are approved on the first attempt. If they aren’t for some reason—for example, if the jurisdict ...

What happens after I receive the permit?

We’ll go ahead and schedule your solar panel installation. We will contact you by email and SMS to coordinate.

When will I hear if I’m approved?

The short answer is it depends. Permitting can take up to six weeks depending on a variety of factors unfortunately outside our control. While we real ...

How do I know if my county requires a permit?

The county will only require a permit if it’s the authority having jurisdiction (or AHJ). This means they will only issue a permit if either A) ...

What permitting do I need?

In most cases, you will need a simple building permit issued by the city or county where you live. In some areas, especially on the East Coast, you wi ...
Installation Installation

When can I turn on my solar system?

Before you can activate your solar system, two things need to happen.You’ll need to pass a local jurisdiction inspection and receive Permission To Ope ...

Will conduit run along my roof?

Our standard installation will have conduit running along the roof and the side of your home. We will do our best to hide it when possible. If you lik ...

How do I know my roof will not leak after installation?

We use weather resistant sealant on every project to ensure waterproof connections are made. As part of our ‘Monalee Promise,’ we offer warranties on ...

How are the panels secured to the roof?

We use roof material dependent attachments accompanied by large lag bolts and screws to fasten to the roof’s structural features. These attachments ar ...

How many hours or days does it take to install my solar system?

Install crews typically arrive in the early morning and begin work by 8am. Your solar equipment will have already been delivered to your home one work ...

After signing my Monalee contract, how many days/weeks does it take until my solar system is installed?

Timelines for installation will vary by region and are subject to local permit and utility timelines. On average, our entire process from start to fi ...
Activation Activation

How do I activate my system?

Open the door of your Main Service Panel Open your Main Service Panel door and locate the Solar PV Breaker. If you do not have a Solar PV breaker or ...

What happens after my solar system is installed?

It’s important to remember that even though your solar panels are installed, you won’t be able to turn on your systems just yet. Shortly after instal ...
Your quote
Solar Panels
$9,093.00 ($1.75/watt)
*After Federal & State Incentives $3,897.00
System size:
5.2kw
Number of Solar Panels
Tier 1 Black on black
13Panels