We've gone under contract for a house in Colorado that has an existing 10.5 kW SolarCity installation from 2015. The problem is that the roof is in such shape currently that it needs to be replaced. Normally roofs get replaced before a house is sold in this area (if they've not been recently replaced) because most home experience some level of hail every 1-2 years, plus the snow and wind, etc. The problem in this situation is that an Energy advisor here has said that it's likely to be a 1 to 1-1/2 month delay in the process due to Tesla negotiating cost with insurance company then removing the panels, permitting the re-installation, replacing them after the roof, and then city and power company inspection and certification. We've got our interest rate locked such that if we miss the closing deadline on that in about 40 days, we incur hefty daily penalties from the lender. We're trying to work with the seller (who has not been terribly agreeable so far) to come up with a solution. We're not sure if we can get the roof insured ourselves or not (which would allow us to put it off and we could negotiate with the seller on the deductible we'd eventually pay--a related question is can we get insurance from a company without them inspecting the roof). Another idea we had: get process started, close once roof is replaced, then Tesla and the city and power company can work out things on their own time after. I'm not sure Tesla would allow that and their Energy Advisors are hit or miss at times. Our realtor (who also has some minor Tesla connections) is trying to figure this out for us, but now that I've laid out my situation, I'm wondering if anyone has had something like this before or if anyone has any creative ideas about how we could make this work out. Thanks!