How Long Does It Take To Install Solar In Texas?

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Most Solar Installs In Texas Can Be Completed In Just A Few Days

For residential projects, physically installing solar panels on your Texas home is a 1-3 day process handled by our licensed electricians. The total process from the day you sign a contract to the day the system gets turned on averages around 2 months.

Scroll down to learn what to expect when you go solar in Texas or contact the #1 solar panel installation company in Austin – Wells Solar!

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How Long Does It Take To Install Solar Panels In Texas?


Depending on the size of your system and the number of panels, installation can be completed in just 1 day or as long as 3-5 days for larger systems, assuming the weather cooperates.

Due to safety concerns, we cannot install when it is raining or during any sort of severe weather.

Wells Solar & Electrical Services provides a complete turn-key solution including design, permitting, HOA approval, installation, and coordinating with the local utility for final inspection.

Solar Permitting & Inspection Rules In Texas

However, it’s worth noting that since a solar installation is connected to the power grid, the system cannot be turned ‘on’ without inspection and approval from the local utility company.

Often, due to coordinating, scheduling and backlogs, this can be the longest part of the process of going solar on your home. And unfortunately, due to the electrical code, the company responsible for installing the system cannot connect your solar panels to the grid without permission from the utility.

For residential solar power systems in Central Texas, this process will take approximately two to three weeks to complete; however, this may occur sooner or later depending on the timeline of your utility company. 

Click to view the Wells Solar Example Solar Installation & Inspection Timeline Guide for 2020

A Wells Solar representative will keep you in the loop with each step of the process, including:

  • Design
  • Permitting
  • Installation
  • Inspection
  • and Activation
About Wells Solar

Founded in 2014 in Austin, Wells Solar & Electrical Services is a family-owned establishment committed to installing high-quality solar power solutions that everyone can afford. The company also offers a full suite of solar panel service, maintenance and repair to ensure your solar investment provides the maximum return over its 25-year life. Find out why Wells Does Solar Better™ by visiting


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