Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Metro Atlanta is a breeze. But if you have more questions, feel free to give us a call at 770-939-7500. Step 1: Call ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll go through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you choose how many modules you will need or want. In addition, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and we will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Metro Atlanta 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 a constant internet connection and combined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from ACS Inc will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect 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 is an option. Net-metering lets you receive credit for a portion 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 a lot to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call ACS Inc at 770-939-7500 if you have more 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.