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CPUC Proposes Huge Cut to Solar Buyback

This month the California Public Utilities Commission, (CPUC) the governing body which oversees California’s utility companies, is making a decision on a new system for valuing solar. They call this new system ‘Net Billing’, and it is a proposed overhaul to the Net Energy Metering (NEM 2.0) system. This system has provided growth to the … 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

How to Maintain Solar Panels

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A big question we get at Rooftop Solar is whether or not solar panels require much maintenance. With an investment such as solar, people want to make sure to take care of it properly to increase longevity in the lifetime of the solar panels. Read below to find out more about maintaining solar panels.    … Read more

How to Choose a Solar Warranty

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Just like other investments, one of the most important things to consider when looking into solar is how you are protected, and who is responsible if something goes wrong. Nobody wants to go through the process of a major home upgrade only to have a part fail, or worse, have damage done to their home. … 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

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.

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