Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a great investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on the utility company. But it can require a little preparation prior to installing the system. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Point Heating & Cooling in Plover. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll come over to go through our detailed solar planning checklist and determine whether your home meets requirements for a SunSource® Home Energy System installation. Step 2: Determine the space and sunlight available on your roof. We install solar modules on your roof, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s virtually shade-free to place the panels. Each module needs 15 square feet of roof space. Your Point Heating & Cooling representative will let you know how many solar panels you need to install to generate enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Plover Homeowner’s Association, you may need to share your solar energy system installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Make sure your internet is solar-ready. Don’t worry – the SunSource doesn’t require a fancy new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can utilize the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive opportunities to help decrease the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will let you get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is easy . We should also mention the savings you’ll add up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Point Heating & Cooling at 715-345-1979.