Solar Plus Storage

With rising electricity prices and ever-improving technology, interest in solar battery storage has reached an all-time high. Additionally, with prices dropping, solar storage options have become one of the most compelling parts of solar investments for both existing and future solar homeowners. Read on to find some of the most compelling reasons why solar plus … Read more

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

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

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

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

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