Going Solar: How to work with your HOA Author:

With solar, your home might look a little differently than your neighbors... But your energy bill will look VERY different.

If you own your home, you are most likely aware of whether or not you belong to an HOA, or Homeowners Association; an organization (usually non-profit) meant to maintain the attractiveness, upkeep, and value of residential communities. In order to do so, each community’s Homeowners Association has a set of bylaws and rules and regulations. When […]

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Micro-inverters Vs. String Inverters in Hot Climates Author:

Solar Micro-Inverters Vs. String-Inverters

There is a lot of talk out there about how micro-inverters used in hot climates such as Phoenix, AZ, don’t do as well or have higher failure rates than traditional string inverters. We’re going to break down why this is a myth, but first we’ll start off with the basics: The difference between string inverters […]

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In Honor of Earth Day: 10 Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly Author:

"The Earth is what we all have in common" - Wendell Berry

Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day. A day where we celebrate the Earth and demonstrate our support and activism for environmental protection. This year is a very historical Earth Day, because China, India, and the U.S. – the three largest projected emitters into the next several decades – have agreed to sign the Paris Agreement for […]

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3 Ways New Homeowners Can Benefit From Solar Author:

invest in solar for your home

Did you recently purchase your first home? Or maybe just relocated to a new home? Either way, it’s an exciting time!  As you’ve probably come to realize, with every new home comes some other new expenses as well. Most of them can be a one-time ordeal, such as new furniture or light fixtures, and some […]

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Project Spotlight: North Country Healthcare Author:

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION: Rooftop Solar installed 37,000 watts (37kW) of solar on parking canopies in North Country HealthCenter’s parking lot. ESTIMATED CO2 REDUCTION: 2,181,186 lbs. EQUIPMENT & FEATURES:  Yingli Modules, IronRidge Racking, Custom Steel Parking Canopies, Central Solar String Inverter, Grid Tied. In 2011, we took on North Country HealthCare, a community health center located on […]

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Project Spotlight: Cheesecake Factory Headquarters Author:

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION: Rooftop Solar designed, engineered and installed a 200,690 watt system (658 modules that have 305 watts each) on the Cheesecake Factory Headquarters roof. RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Over the life of the system, the solar array is projected to save the company well over $500,000. ESTIMATED CO2 REDUCTION: 11,834,670 lbs. FEATURES: Uninterrupted Power Supply Battery […]

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The Clean Power Plan: What you should know Author:

On August 3, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, which establishes the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants, and is a huge step towards taking action against climate change. The Clean Power Plan sets achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 […]

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Keeping it Local Author:

Local First Arizona

We’re proud new members of  Local First Arizona! Local First Arizona (LFA) is a statewide non-profit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. Supporting local businesses is a no brainer – here’s some reasons why: Boosts the Local Economy When you spend […]

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