Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Indian River County is a breeze. But if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 772-571-1080. Step 1: Call Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof is large enough 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. Also, your roof needs to be essentially 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 Indian River County 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 representative at Custom Air Systems Inc will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary 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 should also provide information on whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Custom Air Systems Inc at 772-571-1080 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.