Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Mount Pleasant is simple. But if you ever have questions, just give us a call at 843-856-1433. Step 1: Call Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll explain 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 choose how many modules you will need or want. Additionally, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and our techs will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Mount Pleasant neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask 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 paired with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from Olde Towne Heating & Air will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to call 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 plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Olde Towne Heating & Air at 843-856-1433 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.