A Guide to Enphase Monitoring

Enphase iQ7+ Inverter

Besides solar panels, solar inverters and the monitoring they provide are the most important measuring tool for your solar array. Being able to identify problem areas with your system is an important part of owning a solar home, and will provide the peace of mind needed for this investment. When you sign up with Rooftop … Read more

Is it Worth it to Charge my Electric Vehicle with Solar?

We know that one of the best environmental practices is to get yourself an electric vehicle, but wouldn’t it be much cleaner for the environment if you were able to charge it with the solar energy that you produce? Just like saving money on that pesky trip to the gas station, you can also save … 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

Environmental Impacts of Going Solar

When choosing to go solar, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Along with those amazing financial benefits of a high ROI (return on investment), you are also taking advantage of some great environmental and health benefits. For a lot of consumers, a product’s environmental and overall health impacts can be an important factor in the … 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

Peak Sun Hours by State

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What is a Peak Sun Hour? “Do I get enough sun for solar?” is usually the first thought a homeowner has when wondering if solar will work well for them. The total amount of sun is a big factor, but a more important consideration is something called a ‘peak sun hour’. This metric is often … Read more

“Food for Sunshine” Program

2020 was a year unlike any year in modern times. COVID-19 swept the world, forcing us to redefine “normal”. People who worked for businesses that were deemed “unessential” were either furloughed or laid-off, while “essential” workers were overworked, underpaid, and put at risk of contracting this deadly virus. “Hunger” is not a problem most people … Read more

Flagstaff Collision Center Goes Solar

Commercial Solar installation on the roof of Flagstaff Collision Center

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. 

Project Spotlight: San Francisco de Asis Parish and School

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System Type: Custom Roof Mount; Grid-Tied System Size: 116.82 kW; School and Sanctuary Equipment & Features: – (396) 295 Watt PV Modules – Custom S5 Metal Roofing Hardware – Fronius Symo Inverters Estimated CO2 Reduction: 9,702,182 lbs In the spring of 2018, Rooftop Solar finished construction on the award winning San Francisco De Asis Catholic … Read more

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