Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Chadron is easy. But if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 308-432-5301. Step 1: Call MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll go through our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you decide how many modules you will need or want. Additionally, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and our professionals will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Chadron neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need an internet connection that’s always on and paired with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from MPC Heating & Cooling will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to call your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for a portion of the 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 lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call MPC Heating & Cooling at 308-432-5301 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.