Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered products to your home is a smart investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it will require a bit of preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge. Just call or set up an appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go through our detailed solar planning checklist and discover 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, so the roof will need enough space that’s nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Cool Power LLC representative will help you decide how many solar panels you need to install to have enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Hauppauge Homeowner’s Association, you could need to show them 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 necessitate a brand new internet connection. It simply requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive programs to help decrease the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our team can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is a cinch . We should also mention the savings you’ll accumulate once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Cool Power LLC at 631-360-2665.