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Guide To Going Solar

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 [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Are the Costs of Going Solar?

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 [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|5 Comments

How to Choose a Reliable Solar Installation Company

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 [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Will solar power change my gas bill, or just the electric bill?

Will solar power change my gas bill or just the electric bill? Adding solar PV to your structure typically will not lower your natural gas bill, just your electric bill. You do have the opportunity while sizing the solar PV system to make changes that will lower the gas bill. If you know that your [...]

By | October 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will solar power change my gas bill, or just the electric bill?

ARE Solar has been featured in Net Zero Buildings Magazine

ARE Solar, along with Tres Birds Workshop (www.tresbirds.com) and Lumos Solar (www.lumossolar.com) have been featured in the latest issue of Net Zero Buildings Magazine. See the link below to check out the write-up. http://issuu.com/constructionbusinessmedia/docs/1509_nzb/29?e=6596036%2F30295990 We always love working with designers and architects to help them make their visions on paper come alive in the real [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ARE Solar has been featured in Net Zero Buildings Magazine

How much does an individual solar panel cost?

Much like many things in solar, there's a wide variance from one item to the next. It's also important to note that there are many components in addition to the panels that are needed for a properly functioning system (Inverter, Racking, Hardware, Permits, etc). That being said, a typical solar PV panel is about 3.5 [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How much does an individual solar panel cost?

17) Which solar panels are the best?

To decode which of the hundreds of solar panels is the best a few questions must first be answered about what one is trying to achieve. The simple answer is that the best warranty, the highest efficiency, and best performing solar PV panel is the SunPower panel, followed closely by the LG panels. That being [...]

By | August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 17) Which solar panels are the best?

Check out the pictures from some of our recent jobs!

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By | August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Check out the pictures from some of our recent jobs!

How much does solar power cost?

The cost of a solar PV system varies based on the size of the installed system, roof or ground mount variables, local jurisdiction requirements and a variety of other variables but as a rule of thumb if one assumes $3.00/kilowatt of production or an average home needing 7kW (7,000w) system would cost $21,000. The average [...]

By | August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How much does solar power cost?
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