Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a smart investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it does require a little preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve listed the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll come over to go through our detailed solar planning checklist and discover whether your home meets requirements for a SunSource® Home Energy System installation. Step 2: Determine the space and sunlight available on your roof. We install solar modules on your roof, so the roof will need enough space that’s nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Thornberry Bros Inc representative will let you know how many solar panels you need to install to generate enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Winchester Homeowner’s Association, you may need to share your solar energy system installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Make sure your internet is solar-ready. Don’t worry – the SunSource doesn’t need an elaborate new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies frequently have solar rebates and incentive policies to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will let you get credit for additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our team can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is easy . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll rack up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Thornberry Bros Inc at 859-745-1564.