Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system to your home. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Locust is easy. But if you have more questions, just give us a call at 704-485-5506. Step 1: Call Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you determine how many modules you will need or want for your house. Additionally, your roof needs to be relatively 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 Locust neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to call your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. 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 a lot to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Dynamic Comfort Solutions at 704-485-5506 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.