Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Manassas is simple. But if you ever have questions, feel free to give us a call at 703-754-1062. Step 1: Call Twin Air LLC in Manassas for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. Also, 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 determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Manassas neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection 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 Twin Air LLC will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect 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 enables you to receive credit for part of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company will also let you know 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 shrink. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Twin Air LLC at 703-754-1062 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.