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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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Rooftop Solar Military Special: $1000 OFF Author:

Thank you service members! We Salute you. Get exclusive military discounts on solar.

At Rooftop Solar, we understand the sacrifice that went into making this country great. Every day we come to work, we see and feel the benefits of the freedoms our service members fought for. To express our gratitude for all you have done for our country, Rooftop Solar would like to offer all active duty, […]

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Go Solar Before the APS Rate Change Author:

If you’re thinking about going solar in Arizona, time is of the essence! APS currently has a rate increase submitted to the Arizona Corporate Commission. These changes will dramatically impact APS customers who do not have solar already. APS is seeking an 8% rate hike on residential customers, inducing mandatory demand charges, and significantly reducing […]

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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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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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