Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your house. Now what? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Minocqua is simple. But if you have additional questions, just give us a call at 715-356-7000. Step 1: Call Danco Heating & Cooling in Minocqua for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and we will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Minocqua neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask 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 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 Danco Heating & Cooling 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 allows you to receive credit for part of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company will also let you know 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 Danco Heating & Cooling at 715-356-7000 if you have additional 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.