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15) How does the ownership of a solar power system work on a house?

Ownership of a solar PV system is actually very simple. A customer signs a contract with a solar integrator, a system is designed specific for the location desired, the install occurs within a month or two (at least with ARE it does!) and the customer pays in full for the cost of the system. (Payment [...]

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14) Why do you need my electricity usage to design a solar system for my house?

The best way for any professional solar PV designer to custom design the right system for a customer is for the you to provide the historic electric consumption for the structure they wish to add solar PV. In this way, a system can be sized appropriately to meet the assumed future demand based on historical [...]

By | July 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 14) Why do you need my electricity usage to design a solar system for my house?

Check out some of our pictures from previous jobs!

https://www.facebook.com/aaesolar/photos_stream

By | July 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Check out some of our pictures from previous jobs!

13) What is thin film solar power and should I use it on my house?

Thin film solar power is an alternate technology for turning the sun’s photons into electricity as opposed to the original method using silicon crystal based solar cells. The thin film panels offer some advantages over silicon cells but at this stage of their development they are not as efficient yet nor less expensive so there [...]

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12) Can I buy solar panels and put them up myself?

Yes, ARE solar will help any customer design a solar system and assist the customer installing the equipment themselves if that is their desire. We can provide a la cart services for a reasonable fee that helps customers who like to do their own work save money. We're willing to work with you to get [...]

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13) Do I need to replace my roof before I put solar power on my house?

Should the roof be replaced prior to installing a solar PV system on it…sometimes? It would not be wise to install a PV system on a roof that has only 5 years or less of life remaining. The shingles under the PV system will be protected, and age slower than others as they're shaded from [...]

By | May 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 13) Do I need to replace my roof before I put solar power on my house?

Should I buy American made solar panels?

Buying American made solar PV panels vs. foreign panels is a matter of how price sensitive you are. Solar panels, like all consumer goods come in a varying degree of quality, efficiency, warranties, and manufacturer stability. Like automobiles today many components come from countries all over the world so knowing only where something was assembled [...]

By | May 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Should I buy American made solar panels?

How long does solar power take to install on my house?

The time to install a typical residential solar PV system is 2-4 days. The design phase can take up to 4 weeks as we are required to have a professional engineer design the structural attachments. The permitting with your local government can be anywhere from immediately over the counter, to 3+ weeks. Our average turnaround [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How long does solar power take to install on my house?

Here’s the link to our news story last week that aired on Earth Day.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/thenow/vertical-solar-panels-come-to-denver-in-time-for-earth-day

By | April 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Here’s the link to our news story last week that aired on Earth Day.

10) How long will it take to break even on my investment? / How long does it take for solar to pay for itself?

This is the biggest question many people will ask when it comes to installing a PV solar system. Many variables play into the equation, so it's difficult to give a set answer. However, in Colorado the range is between 3-6 years for a system on a commercial property and 7-11 years for a residential system. [...]

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