Given the long wait time for Solar City installs, we went with a private licensed electrician. His initial estimate was pretty reasonable given that our electrical panel is on the opposite end of the house from our garage/driveway. I was impressed with our electrician's professionalism and ability to handle curve balls. It turns out that our crawl space had a solid foundation wall that prevented him from going all the way across the house. He was able to work with us to figure out a reasonable solution on the spot that got the install done on the same day. We went from estimate to install in 4 days. I'd highly recommend him for anyone looking for an alternative to SC.