Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve made the decision 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 Rocky Mount is easy. But if you ever have questions, feel free to give us a call at 540-369-3790. Step 1: Call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you determine how many modules you will need or want. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and our techs will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Rocky Mount neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and paired with a broadband router to make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Davis Heating & Air Conditioning will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to contact 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 can also tell you whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Curious about how much you can save? Call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning at 540-369-3790 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.