Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system to your home. What’s your next move? Thanks to our short list below, getting started with solar in Odessa is a breeze. But if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 432-333-2208. Step 1: Call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to decide 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 requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. Additionally, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and we will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Odessa neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and combined with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for a portion of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company should also provide information on whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning at 432-333-2208 if you have more 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.