Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

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you are one step closer to solar power

Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

MN:
finance payment schedule

The Minnesota solar market is consistently pro-solar.
Following the growing awareness there are unparalleled pro-solar legislation as well as wonderful solar financing options. When other companies are taking 12 months to complete an install, Sun Badger™ Solar is getting systems running in 4-6 months. If not for the cumbersome utility process, the timeline would be drastically more efficient. Below is an overview of the MN project timeline which highlights the four steps required of you to help move your solar project along.

1. financing Form:

Upon signing your contract, you will need to e-sign to confirm your loan amount. We will then introduce you to your project managers, construction team and you will be set up on our project management system, Basecamp. Work doesn’t begin on each project until the financing document is signed within 48 hours of receiving it.

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

finance doc is received
5 business days

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Onboarding
From your Solar Success Manager
7-14 business days

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

installers
Will contact you to schedule a site survey.
14 business days

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Site survey
Our team will review the condition of your roof, rafters, electrical panel, & your meter. In ground mount scenarios we will verify the distance required for trenching.
7 business days

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Final layout
Will be provided to you on Basecamp.

2. Layout approval:

After the site survey you will review the layout for your project. When you submit your approval on Basecamp, Sun Badger will countersign your financing documents so that we have the financing ready to go for ordering material.

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Layout approval received
2-5 business days

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

plan creations & approvals
• One line plan created
• Site plan is created
• Interconnection applied for
• Net metering applied for
• Permits applied for
• HOA approval is initiated

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Utility review
Interconnection, net metering, and permit applications happen concurrently. At this point we submit the necessary documentation to your utility, however we are not able to control this timeline which varies widely depending on utility. As an example: Xcel’s process can consist of:

Pre engineering
20 business days

First phase of engineering:
Products, equipment & one-line assessment
20 business days

Second phase engineering:
Grid analysis
20 business days

reviewed as a study
Sometimes projects are reviewed as a study which requires additional time.

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

pre-construction
• Submit to construction queue
• Final order of all materials
• Structural engineering
• Permitting finalization.
6-8 weeks

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Construction complete
Actual construction takes 1-3 days

3. Panel installation:

After the panels are installed on your roof we will request final inspections from the building authority in your area. We take the final inspection report and submit that to the utility for permission to operate your system.

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Panel Installation Complete
1 business day

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Final inspection is scheduled
with the city (some cities take a week, others require multiple inspections with 3rd party reviewers & can take up to 4 weeks.)
1-4 weeks
Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Final inspection
1-7 business days
Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Final inspection report submitted
to utility for official Permission to Operate
5-10 business days

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Permission to Operate granted

4. Interconnection:

Once we get Permission to Operate we will tell you it is time to turn the switch ON. To prove your system is on we configure your Solar Monitoring portal (this can’t happen until the system is actually on). You will receive a direct email, allowing you to create a login to view your system’s production information.

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Permission to Operate granted
1-5 business days

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Configuration of your solar Monitoring portal
1 business day

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Close out call with Project Manager
6 weeks

Minnesota-Finance | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

local and/or utility incentives when available
When the appropriate time comes during your project we will submit your incentive application on your behalf. Availability varies depending on utility.

When you file your taxes include form 5695 on your federal tax return.

Have more questions?

Reach out to your Sun Badger Project Manager, Cameron. He's always available via email, text, phone call, or Basecamp.

262.902.2299 cameron@sunbadger.com