What are the Steps in the Group Buy Process?

1. Participate in an education event.

Legacy Solar Co-op will host at least 5 educational workshops explaining the benefits and costs of installing a solar array on your property. These events are free and open to everyone.

To keep everyone safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, until public events are allowed again, we will use webinars to make the presentations. Even though these presentations are not in person, there will be opportunities to ask questions and, if desired, you can also request a one on one discussion after the webinar.

Once we are able to meet safely in public, we will add some in-person events to the calendar.

We will also have a web page with frequently asked questions, a glossary and other information you need to help you make a decision.

If you have questions in the meanwhile, please contact us with questions by emailing info@legacysolarcoop.org or by calling the office at 608-571-4992. Kurt or Jackie will be glad to assist.

2. Get an assessment.

Not every site is a good fit for solar. We will work with you to determine whether your home or property is a good candidate for a solar array and help speed up the process for your and the installer.

We walk you through the assessment process, and help you understand specifically, what a solar array can do to benefit you budget and impact on the environment.

Some aspects of an assessment are done in person, but we’re happy to work with you to minimize any exposure.

3. Contract Proposal, Signing and Project Schedule

Once the assessment is passed on to the installer, they will contact you to discuss the details of the solar array you want installed, including any options you might want, the costs and when the project can be done. The installer will then send you a contract for review.

If you agree to the project, you sign the contract and the project is scheduled.

4. Installation

Depending on the size, most residential solar arrays take only a few days to complete. Your installer will work with you to get the necessary permits, help with any paperwork for grants or credits, and show you how to use your new array.

5. Commissioning or Interconnection

Once your array is completed, you will need to work with your installer and your utility company to connect the array to the grid. Once that’s complete you have solar!