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

Update to California’s Proposed Solar Buyback Decrease

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Update to an article originally published on June 23, 2021: Net Metering in San Diego is Under Attack SDG&E, PG&E, and SCE have submitted their proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission. It is important to note that their proposal is just one added to the case for consideration, but it is very important nonetheless. … 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

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

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

Are You Interested In (so called) Free Solar? 

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Is Rooftop Solar really free? The truth is that many homeowners can make the switch for the same or less than they are currently paying for electricity. So for no additional cost, you may be able to make the switch to solar, and in that sense, the switch to solar is “free.”

Northern Arizona Concrete Manufacturer Switches to Solar Energy

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THE BUSINESS For the last 25 years, Block-Lite Manufacturing has been Flagstaff’s leading provider of masonry equipment. The company’s plant in East Flagstaff is an iconic building in our community, and Rooftop Solar was proud to partner with Block-Lite to help them become the first locally-owned, solar powered manufacturer in Flagstaff! THE PROJECT To accommodate … 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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