Why You Should Pick a Local Solar Company

When choosing a solar installer, homeowners have several factors to consider. Price is one of the largest factors and must be considered with regard to how the solar investment works. Local companies frequently offer better investments that cost less over the life of the system because of several key factors. Important factors to consider when … Read more

ACC Votes to Do Away With Solar Grid Access Fee

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ACC Votes to Do Away With Solar Grid Access Fee As a final result of their most recent rate case this month, the Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to do away with APS’ grid access fee for solar homeowners. The ACC is the governing body that oversees APS’ rates and overall finances. It is estimated … Read more

Not All Warranties are Created Equal

As you’ve looked into solar for your home you’ve certainly heard a lot about warranties. One of the great facets of solar is that there are generally very good warranties that come along with such a long-lasting product. That said, there are some very important ideas to keep in mind as you consider differing solar … Read more

Solar Buyback Decrease Looms as APS Deadline Approaches

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Buyback Decrease New solar-qualified homeowners in APS territory should expect to see a 10% decrease in the value of home solar energy as the Arizona Corporation Commission nears their annual APS buyback hearing. However, homeowners this month are in a great position to be grandfathered at the current buyback rate for the next 10 years. … Read more

Cleaning Solar Panels

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Solar panel cleaning is one of the first topics to come to mind when any current or future solar owners consider the upkeep and maintenance of the system. It is an important consideration since the efficiency and also payoff of the system depends on the panels’ surfaces ability to absorb photons. Thankfully, the required cleaning … Read more

Arizona Net Metering

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Net Metering When Arizona homeowners go solar, one of the key factors considered is the rate the utility will pay for any excess solar the system produces or the buyback rate. It was not long ago that solar homeowners received a one-to-one buyback ratio with what’s called APS net metering. This means that for every … Read more

Do Solar Panels Work in the Snow?

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Snow can be a major consideration for many solar customers in colder climates, both for homeowners looking into solar and for current customers. The good news is the snow has a minimal effect on the production of the system and is fully accounted for in the design phase. In fact, snow can be good for … Read more

APS Solar Deadline Pending 10% Buyback Decrease

APS Upcoming Deadline

APS is poised to lower their solar payback as the Arizona Corporation Commission nears their annual APS buyback hearing. If the ACC approves APS’ proposal, solar-qualified homeowners will see a 10% decrease in solar buyback. However, homeowners this month are in a great position to be grandfathered at the current buyback rate for the next … Read more

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