Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Hauppauge is a breeze. But if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 631-360-2665. Step 1: Call Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. Also, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our professionals will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Hauppauge 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 internet that’s always connected and joined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Cool Power LLC 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 check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for extra 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 after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Cool Power LLC at 631-360-2665 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.