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The Benefits of Going Solar: Helping the Environment While Saving You Money

By | July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Green energy. Vector illustration The advantages of home photovoltaic solar energy systems appeal to both idealistic and the pragmatic motivations: Practical homeowners may consider solar panel installation for the financial benefits; all that energy harvested from the sun dramatically lowers electric bills. At the same time, relying on clean, emission-free solar energy significantly [...]

How many solar panels do I need?

By | June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

The costs of electricity are always going up, not down. That’s why many electricity customers are looking for both fiscal and environmental ways to address the problem. Solar panels help to do both by cutting your electric bill by hundreds of dollars a year, while at the same time not requiring a man-made installation to [...]

When Will My Photovoltaic System Start Paying for Itself?

By | June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

As a homeowner considering a photovoltaic (PV) solar system, you are probably looking to reduce your carbon footprint while also saving money. Although PV systems have high initial costs, they eventually add up to long-term savings. At Affordable Renewable Energy LLC (ARE Solar), we work with our clients to figure out an estimated return on [...]

Why do solar companies want to see my past year’s energy bills before they install solar panels?

By | April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

    It is difficult to determine the true value of solar energy. Do you measure it by how much money it saves each individual customer on their energy bill? Do you major it based on the energy that can be produced and stored by energy companies, and then sold at a cheaper rate? Do you [...]

What Maintenance is Involved with Solar

By | March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Solar power is one of the best energy solutions of the new Millennium. Think about the continuous resource the sun provides with its light and heat. Harnessing that resource through solar powered energy is a terrific way to power your home. Not only does it help the environment, but it can be very cost effective [...]

ARE Solar – Commercial Business and Industry are going Solar

By | March 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Commercial Solar installations have been booming around the Denver and Boulder metro area.  With great tax incentives, renewable energy credits from the utility (feed in tariffs), and decreasing operating costs, the benefits are vast.  See what's happening with some of the biggest companies in the U.S. here.

Guide To Going Solar

By | February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

It’s estimated that 41 percent of all Americans live within 20 miles of a solar energy installation. Obviously solar energy is being used more readily in the Southern and Western parts of the United States, where the climate is sunnier in general year round. The statistic on solar energy proximity is according to a recent [...]

What Are the Costs of Going Solar?

By | February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Solar energy systems provide you with an effective way to lower utility bills, but the initial cost of having one installed can be difficult to estimate on your own. There are a number of factors that are involved in determining the cost of a residential or commercial solar energy system. If you’re trying to come up [...]

How to Choose a Reliable Solar Installation Company

By | February 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Solar photovoltaic systems can help you save a significant amount of money on your utility bills. Once you’ve made the choice to have one of these systems installed, your next decision is selecting a solar installation company. With increasing interest in solar photovoltaic systems for homes and businesses, it’s not difficult to find these companies [...]

What is the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour?

By | January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Electricity Meter The difference between a kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the most misunderstood piece of understanding electricity and a key point in understanding what you are buying with a solar PV system.  kW represents the actual electrical size of the system and kWh is what that sized system will produce over [...]

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