My solar panel project's progress from signing to flipping the switch on took months, not weeks, but I was kept informed about the steps being taken. If I had questions, I had multiple contacts to ask for answers. I had no idea at the outset how many local approvals, permits, physical alterations to yard foliage, updated breaker boxes, special meters, and multiple inspections were required. Sometimes it seemed to be two steps forward and one step back, getting those approvals. I've come to appreciate that my city's regulations, while tedious, are intended to assure my home's safety. The installation of new boxes, meters, and the solar panels was accomplished with no real effort on my part beyond being available to keep my dogs out of the workers' space. Nor was I asked to pay for any of the required equipment, installation, tree-trimming, or inspections beyond my original contract agreement. My panels have only been active for about a month, so I don't yet know how the balance of use/generation is going to play out, but I enjoy the regular reports from the company and my first bill from my regular power company (after only 2 weeks) was tiny. The panels look nice and seem to be doing their job. Check back with me in August!