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 our short list below, getting started with solar in Columbus is easy. But if you have more questions, just give us a call at 614-362-9123. Step 1: Call Wolfe & Sons Inc in Columbus for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if 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 choose how many modules you will need or want for your home. Also, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and we will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Columbus 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 combined 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 Wolfe & Sons 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 check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for extra 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 plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Wolfe & Sons Inc at 614-362-9123 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.