Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a great investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it can require some preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover. 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 almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Effective Service Group, LLC. representative will help you decide how many solar panels you need to install to produce enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or East Hanover Homeowner’s Association, you may need to share 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 fancy new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on so you can take advantage 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 policies to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to ask if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for surplus electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these few steps, getting started with solar is a cinch . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll accumulate when the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Effective Service Group, LLC. at 973-884-0065.