Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your home. Now what? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in East Hanover is simple. But if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 973-884-0065. Step 1: Call Effective Service Group, LLC in East Hanover for a consultation, or set one up 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 takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you decide how many modules you will need or want. Additionally, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and we will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some East Hanover neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require 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 joined 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 Effective Service Group, LLC will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test 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 is an option. Net-metering lets you receive credit for extra electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company can also tell you whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Effective Service Group, LLC at 973-884-0065 if you have any 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.