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 a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Moline is simple. But if you ever have questions, just give us a call at 309-517-7511. Step 1: Call J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline 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 big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you determine how many modules you will need or want. In addition, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and our professionals will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Moline neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and joined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from J.L. Brady Company LLC will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for part 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 when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Curious about how much you can save? Call J.L. Brady Company LLC at 309-517-7511 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.