Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your house. What’s your next move? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Marshalltown is easy. But if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 641-753-3563. Step 1: Call Kapaun & Brown Inc. in Marshalltown for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll go through 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 requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your home. In addition, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and our techs will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Marshalltown neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. 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 professional from Kapaun & Brown Inc. will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to call your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for a portion 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 once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Kapaun & Brown Inc. at 641-753-3563 if you have any 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.