Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered products to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on the utility company. But it does require some preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and determine 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, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module needs 15 square feet of roof space. Your MPC Heating & Cooling representative will help you decide how many solar panels you need to install to produce enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Chadron Homeowner’s Association, you may need to show them 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 a brand new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s constantly on so you can utilize the system’s web-based performance monitoring service. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies frequently have solar rebates and incentive opportunities to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for surplus electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is easy . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll accumulate once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns before your solar product installation, just call MPC Heating & Cooling at 308-432-5301.