Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Mobile is simple. But if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 251-210-7178. Step 1: Call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile 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: Find out if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your home. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our techs will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Mobile neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power plans before the system is installed. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and combined with a broadband router to make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test 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 is an option. Net-metering lets you 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 plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Curious about how much you can save? Call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at 251-210-7178 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.