Tag Archives: Arizona

The APS Deadline: July 1, 2017 Author:

The APS Solar Deadline is set for July 1, 2017

  If you’ve been paying attention to the news in Arizona lately, you’ve probably heard about Arizona Public Service’s (APS) proposal to change the way that residents with solar get compensated for the energy they produce.  It is now down to the final days before the July 1, 2017 “cut-off date” for grandfathering that APS proposed. Both the actual […]

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KJZA Radio – Arizona Energy Crossroads w/ Lucy Mason Author:

Recently our Rooftop Solar VP of Sales and Marketing, Derek Turner,  was interviewed by Lucy Mason with AriSEIA, for the talk show ‘Arizona Energy Crossroads’ on KJZA 89. Have a listen to what he’s got to say about the solar industry, the beginning of Rooftop Solar, LLC and the recent APS proposal to the ACC!

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The APS Rate Case: 6 Things You Should Know Author:

  Whether currently a solar customer or hoping to go solar in the future, if your energy provider is APS, you should be aware of their proposed changes to solar rates and rooftop solar compensation. APS has proposed a new solar compensation model to The Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) that will go into effect July 1, 2017. […]

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Project Spotlight: Mohave Mental Health Clinic Author:

Commercial solar installations - Arizona - MMHC - Rooftop Solar

SYSTEM SIZE: 140,760 watts (140.76 Kw) SYSTEM TYPE: Solar Parking Canopies; Grid-tied. ESTIMATED CO2 REDUCTION: 8,297,939 lbs. EQUIPMENT & FEATURES:  Canadian Solar Modules, IronRidge Racking, Custom Steel Parking Canopies, 12 Solar String Inverters. Rooftop Solar installed custom-built solar parking structures for Mohave Mental Health Clinic located in Kingman, AZ.  To help make this project happen, Rooftop Solar […]

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Going Solar: What You Should Know Author:

Understanding your current utility costs and the extent that solar will affect those costs is very important in making the decision to switch to solar. It is also important to understand how solar PV systems work, and what factors can affect your production levels. So, let’s go over it! First, let’s break down your utility […]

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Solar Financing: You’ve got options Author:

Invest in the sun when you make the switch to solar.

You’re probably already aware of the many reasons to switch to solar energy – lowering if not eliminating your electricity bill, protecting yourself from rising energy costs, an increase in your property value, and a great ROI. Solar panels and installation costs are not an expense, they are a long-term investment. When it comes to financing your new […]

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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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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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