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Whether you want to know about the hardware use in your solar installation, how solar actually works, or more about tax credits and financing, Rooftop Solar is here to help you understand the ins and outs of solar energy – and why we love it so much. 
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The Solar Impact

Learn more about how solar works, connecting to the grid, and the environmental impact of switching to solar.​

Solar Financing

When it comes to financing your new solar panels, it comes down to Lease, Loan, and Cash Purchase. Find out which option fits your situation best.​

Tech & Hardware

Get a better understanding of the inverters, panels, storage, and monitoring that are available in your new solar system.​

The basics of solar energy

Learn more about the ways to finance your solar installation. Whether you choose to purchase, lease, or loan, we’ll be there with you every step of the way.

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How solar works

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Solar panels convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity.

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The inverter converts DC electricity to alternating current (AC) for use in the home.

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The home uses the solar power first. If there is not enough (or it is nighttime), energy from the grid supplements.

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The AC power the home does not use is sent back into the grid for neighbors and other customers to use.

Saving the planet, one solar panel at a time.

The Earth has been here for us since the beginning of our time–and if we care for it together, we’ll be around to enjoy its vast beauty. There’s a lot going on with the Earth right now, and that’s why Rooftop Solar is dedicated to re-energizing our communities and our environment through solar power–one household at a time.

Solar financing options

Learn more about the ways to finance your solar installation. Whether you choose to purchase, lease, or loan, we’ll be there with you every step of the way.

How much do solar panels cost?

The technology of solar panels (photovoltaic) are relatively similar regardless of which panel you choose, but there are a few things that can affect the cost of solar panels.
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Leasing vs. buying solar panels

We’ll help explain the background of the Lease/PPA and compare the difference between leasing solar panels and buying them outright.
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Solar loans

When it comes to financing your solar installation, getting a solar loan may work for you. Because solar is so reliable, solar financing companies have created solar panel loans to help ease the burden of a one time payment. Learn More  

Solar tax credits

The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has been a hot topic in the energy sector for the better part of the last two decades. Learn More  

Solar tech & hardware

Micro inverters vs. string inverters

All inverters convert direct current (DC) from your panels to alternating current (AC), but there is a big difference between the two types.
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How net metering
works

It is important to discuss net metering, or the manner in which the utility company uses your solar meter to compensate you for energy.
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Solar battery
storage

Solar panels combined with lithium batteries put you in control of your own power supply. Battery storage helps you get the most out of your solar system.
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Adam Bruce

Project Developer

Adam joined the Rooftop Solar Fam after working with some of the industry’s largest solar companies. He has over 10 years experience in the solar industry and 20 years experience in construction. His passion for renewable energy and helping his clients make the right decision for their family or business is very clear and he has been involved in hundreds of small to large projects throughout Arizona.

 

Adam is a husband, father, brother and friend to everyone who meets him! A true Arizona native, he loves being in the great outdoors with friends and family; especially when bikes, backpacks, kayaks, trails or guitars are involved!

 

Fun Fact: Adam was once lead man for one of AZ’s most popular bands!

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