Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your home. Now what? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Plover is simple. But if you ever have questions, just give us a call at 715-345-1979. Step 1: Call Point Heating & Cooling in Plover for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll go through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you determine how many modules you will need or want for your home. Additionally, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and we will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Plover neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need 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 utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Point Heating & Cooling will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have the required specifications. You may want to check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for a portion of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company will also let you know whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Curious about how much you can save? Call Point Heating & Cooling at 715-345-1979 if you have additional 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.