Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system to your house. Now what? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Tuscaloosa is a breeze. But if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 205-758-2703. Step 1: Call KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa 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: Determine if your roof is big 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 house. In addition, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and we will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Tuscaloosa neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans before the system is installed. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and combined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your representative at KDM Service Corporation will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for extra 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 a lot to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call KDM Service Corporation at 205-758-2703 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.