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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

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

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

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

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

A Bright Future For Solar

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The world of solar has been greeted with some very bright news early this year, as we leave a year full of uncertainty. The current federal solar tax credit of 26% has been extended through the end of 2022. Additionally, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to extend APS’ current RCP (buyback rate) through this … 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

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