Electricity | Rooftop Solar

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

Types of Solar Panels

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One of the most common considerations for any solar homeowner is what solar panel types are available and which is the best option for you. This question comes up when considering the efficiency, aesthetics, and of course the cost of the system. Generally speaking, there are three different types of solar panels: monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and … Read more

How Solar Energy Works

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Solar panels can save a lot of money, but the technology remains mysterious to most of us. We all know solar panels create energy, but how exactly do they convert sunlight into electricity? Read on to learn more about the technology of solar cells and panels and how they connect you to energy independence and … Read more

When to Invest in Solar: Do Solar Panels Pay for Themselves?

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When to go Solar: Studying the Industry Solar costs have been dropping over recent years due to some exciting advancements in solar technology. This means solar homeowners can save more now than they ever have before. Solar has always paid for itself but it raises the question: should we go solar now, or wait for … Read more

Are You Interested In (so called) Free Solar? 

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Is Rooftop Solar really free? The truth is that many homeowners can make the switch for the same or less than they are currently paying for electricity. So for no additional cost, you may be able to make the switch to solar, and in that sense, the switch to solar is “free.”

Flagstaff Collision Center Goes Solar

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Rooftop Solar partnered with the Flagstaff Collision Center and their construction contractor, WesPac Construction, to harness the power of the sun by installing an 83.2 kW solar array at their new location in East Flagstaff. 

3 Key Reasons to Go Solar in the Summer

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Every season is a good season to go solar but due to incentives, higher production, and larger bills, you may see the most benefit from making to switch during the summer months.

Micro Inverters Vs String Inverters for Solar Panels in Hot Climates

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The inverter plays a critical role in any solar power system design. It converts direct current (DC) produced by the solar panels and converts it into alternating current and makes it usable. Many consider it the “Brain” of the entire system. There are a lot of conversations out there about grid tie inverters and how … Read more

Going Solar: What You Should Know About Solar & Utilities

So you’re exploring solar. It’s good for the planet, it’s a renewable source of electricity, and it will save you money in the long run. The first step in going solar is understanding your current utility costs and understanding the extent that solar power systems will or may affect your electric bills. This is often … Read more

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