1. Home Evaluation
Customized for Your Energy Goals

After discussing your energy goals to design a system custom to your lifestyle, your property is pulled up in our state-of-the-art LIDAR software to identify the best location(s) for solar panels. Should the roof of your home or business be too shaded, we also install ground-mounted arrays.

Consultations last ~45 min

2. Design & Engineering
Built to Weather Out Our Storms

Once a suitable location is agreed upon, our team will get precise measurements of your roof via drone and structural measurements in your attic. All of our installations are signed off by a structural engineer and are rated to withstand 148 mph winds.

3. Permitting & HOA
We've Got the Paperwork

If you have an HOA, no worries! Our team will work with your neighborhood association and city to make sure all the necessary documents and permits are in order. Occasionally, an HOA may require a form to be submitted by the homeowner, but we'll walk you through it every step of the way!

Timeframe is dependent upon HOA & city

4. Installation & Inspections
Quality You Can Trust

After all of the necessary paperwork is in order, our installation and electrical crews will come on site to install your solar arrays and any accessories. Once they're done, third-party inspectors will come to grant final approval on the system's structural and electrical integrity.

Installation: ~1-3 days
Building/electrical inspections: ~1-2 weeks after installation

5. Power Independence
You Now Own Your Own Power

After the system passes inspection, we interconnect it with your utility company and your panels are activated. Now, as long as the sun is out, you're producing your own power and saving on your utility bills. Many customers go one step forward and refer their friends, taking advantage of our referral program.

Testimonial Spotlight

“We were pleased to install a 7 kW solar array on our home. The communication was excellent, the install perfect and the coordination for inspection and the utility flawless. Pleased that we went with a local pro for the install.”

Bob L, Leland, NC

“I got solar panels installed by Cape Fear Solar almost a year ago. The system has been working great. I am really enjoying my low utility bill. I just wanted to give a big thank-you to the team at Cape Fear Solar!”

Nathan H, Castle Hayne, NC

“We are approaching 2 years since Cape Fear Solar Systems installed a system on our home, and I’m still very pleased with our system and our overall experience. In my experience, switching to solar has been a great decision financially, and it feels good to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Thank you Cape Fear Solar for making this possible.”

Keith N, Wilmington, NC