Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally friendly and less dependent on the utility company. But it can require a bit of preparation before the system is installed. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go through our detailed solar planning checklist and determine whether your home meets requirements for a SunSource® Home Energy System installation. Step 2: Determine the space and sunlight available on your roof. We install solar modules on your roof, so the roof will need enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning representative will help determine how many solar panels you need to install to generate enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Lodi Homeowner’s Association, you could need to submit your solar energy system installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Make sure your internet is solar-ready. Don’t worry – the SunSource doesn’t need an elaborate new internet connection. It simply requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive programs to help decrease the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will let you get credit for additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is easy . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll rack up when the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning at 209-368-0556.