Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system. Now what? Thanks to our short list below, getting started with solar in Fort Worth is a breeze. But if you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 817-864-1021. Step 1: Call Breeze Air and Heat in Fort Worth for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll go through our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your home. Also, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and we will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Fort Worth neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and joined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from Breeze Air and Heat will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for part of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company should also provide information on whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Breeze Air and Heat at 817-864-1021 if you have more questions about getting started with solar. *Note: Most rebates and incentives that make a solar energy system more affordable are only available when you’re system is grid-tied.