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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 |2020-10-28T16:17:50-06:00October 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 |2020-10-28T16:17:50-06:00September 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 |2020-10-28T16:17:50-06:00September 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 |2020-11-30T11:31:30-07:00August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 17) Which solar panels are the best?

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 |2020-10-28T16:17:50-06:00August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How much does solar power cost?

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 [...]

By |2020-10-28T16:17:50-06:00July 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 15) How does the ownership of a solar power system work on a house?

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 |2020-10-28T16:17:50-06:00July 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 14) Why do you need my electricity usage to design a solar system for my house?

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 [...]

By |2020-10-28T16:17:50-06:00June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 13) What is thin film solar power and should I use it on my house?
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