Frequently asked questions

How long has Plug It In Solar been is business?


Plug It In Solar was established in 2015 and we have been growing rapidly ever since. Our solar company is located in Van Nuys, California, but we work all across the Greater Los Angeles area and in Southern California. Soon, we will be serving customer in Las Vegas, Nevada as well. Plug It In Solar is a family owned business and a subsidiary company of Plug It In Systems, Inc. established in 2010. While Plug It In Solar provides solar energy solutions and solar panel installs, Plug It In Systems provides electrical, low voltage, and automation solutions.




Why install a solar system?


Simply put, going solar saves money, gives you control over your energy costs, helps the environment and gives you energy independence. Installing a solar energy system will enable you to cut ties from your utility company over time. This puts you in charge of your energy costs with no surprise charges or price increases. You will be completely independent from your utility company by generating your own electricity. Getting a solar energy system installed is also much more affordable now than it used to be.




What is the process to go solar and how long does it take?


First we need to determine your electricity usage from the past year im order for us to determine how much electricity you need the solar panels to produce.
Then we move on to design, getting permits and informing you utility company that you are installing solar. This step can take from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the size of your system, which city you live in and your utility company.

Once this is done, we can move on to installing you solar panels, which takes from a day if you have a smaller system, to 4 days if you have a large system.
Then we move on to inspection from building and safety. Once they approve it, they send over the approval to the utility company, who gives the final approval, or permission to operate. Most of the time, utilities don't need to do their own inspection, but they do need to install a new solar meter, so monitor you solar production. This process can take from a week to 4 weeks, with 2 weeks being the average.
After the solar meter is installed, your solar system can be turned on ans set up for monitoring!

In conclusion, depending on your city and the size of your solar system, you can have it up and running in a month. However, most solar projects take about 2-3 months.




Which solar products does Plug It In Solar offer?


We offer solar panels, solar pool heaters, solar inverters & optimizers, solar batteries, and EV charging solutions.
Plug It In Solar is a ceritified Panasonic installer. Panasonic manufactures the best solar panels in terms of efficiency and quality. All of our installs also get a 25-year warranty on linear power output, parts and product craftsmanship.
We also install LG, SolarWorld and Hyndai panels.

We install FAFCO CoolPV solar pool heaters. CoolPV is a new hybrid panel that combines solar pool heating and solar electricity to produce more. The CoolPV system will heat your water, which enables you to extend your pool season. We are certified Tesla powerwall, LG Chem and Sonnen solar battery installer. For EV charging, we use SolarEdge EV charging solutions. If you want to know more, visit our solar products page, or call us at (818) 670-7769.




How do I know if my system is working?


We connect your solar to a monitoring system, that allows you to monitor your solar energy production. We monitor the system, so that we can see if there are any problems with the system or the panels. You can monitor this via a mobile app and in the webb.




What warranties does Plug It In Solar offer?


We offer a 25-year warranty on all Panasonic solar panel installs.
Tesla Powerwall comes with an unlimited 10-year warranty.

If you are interested in other solar panels or batteries, they typically come with a 10-year warranty, but you can call us to discuss and make sure what warranties apply.




How do I contact Plug It In Solar?


You can contact Plug It In Solar by calling (818) 670-7769, sending us an email to info@plugitinsolar.com, or on your website or social media platforms.




Does Plug It In Solar install solar panels for commercial buildings?


Yes we do. Plug It In Solar installs solar energy systems on residential and commercial buildings.





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Office #: (818) 670-7769

Address: 15013 Califa St, Van Nuys, CA 91411

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