Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your home. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Holdrege is easy. But if you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 308-995-8177. Step 1: Call Durable Service in Holdrege for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your home. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and our techs will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Holdrege 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 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 representative at Durable Service will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have the required 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 should also provide information on whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Durable Service at 308-995-8177 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.