Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Delray Beach is simple. But if you ever have questions, feel free to give us a call at 561-287-7071. Step 1: Call Kilbourne Heating & AC in Delray Beach for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you choose how many modules you will need or want. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and our professionals will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Delray Beach neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans before the system is installed. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need an internet connection that’s always on and paired with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from Kilbourne Heating & AC will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have the required specifications. You may want to contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering lets you receive credit for part 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 lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Kilbourne Heating & AC at 561-287-7071 if you have any 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.