5 Factors That Affect Solar Panel Installation Cost

What determines home solar panel installation cost? If you are considering installing a home solar system, you may have done some solar panel price research and discovered that prices vary widely, even for a system of the same size within the same state.   So, apart from location and number of panels, what decides how much [...]

By |2022-09-23T14:27:26-06:00August 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hail Damage on Solar Panels: Prevention and Mitigation

If you live in one of the hail-prone regions in Colorado, like the Front Range or the High Plains, you may worry about the impact of hail on your PV system. How likely are your panels to suffer damage in a severe hailstorm, and what can you do to prevent hail damage on home solar [...]

By |2022-09-06T08:35:40-06:00July 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DC to AC Conversion Losses and Choosing an Inverter

The question that arises often when purchasing a solar system is:, why would I buy 10,000 watts of DC (Direct Current) solar panels and then only buy an inverter that has an AC (Alternating Current) output of 7600 watts? To understand this, one must first understand that solar photovoltaic panels make DC electric power. America’s [...]

By |2022-06-24T05:16:05-06:00June 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Utility Time of Use Net Meters Affect Your Solar System

Technology has advanced now to the point that utilities can now have the ability to monitor and control your electric consumption minute by minute rather than monthly. So many utilities are installing “Time of Use” net meters at customer locations who have previously built solar photovoltaic systems in a back handed way to make the [...]

By |2022-08-09T14:26:17-06:00May 16th, 2022|Information|0 Comments

How Many Solar Panels Are Needed to Power a House?

With home solar panels becoming increasingly popular, you might be wondering how many solar panels it takes to power a home. In recent years, switching your home to solar energy has become a lot easier, but it’s still crucial to think through the practical aspects, such as how many solar panels you’ll need.  If you’re [...]

By |2022-05-05T16:19:47-06:00April 21st, 2022|Information|0 Comments

How Many Solar Panels Does It Take to Power a House Off-Grid?

Achieve 100% self-sufficiency by taking your home off-grid with solar panel installation! At ARE Solar, our off-grid experts know what it takes to eliminate dependency on existing infrastructure. If you want to go off-grid, keep reading to find out how many solar panels you’ll need.  What Is Off-Grid?  Going off-grid means you no longer depend [...]

By |2022-04-22T08:31:12-06:00March 25th, 2022|Information|0 Comments

What’s the Best Time to Start Installing Solar Panels?

A lot of people don’t know that winter is the best time to start shopping for solar. Here at ARE Solar, we recommend contracting in January-February and building in April. This way, your system is ready and running for the peak production months of May, June, and July, allowing you to see the highest return [...]

By |2021-12-16T14:59:04-07:00December 1st, 2021|Information|0 Comments

What is the Difference Between a Kilowatt and a Kilowatt Hour?

When you get your electricity bill, there’s a good chance you look at the total cost before anything else. Your electricity is billed by the kilowatt hour (kWh), but what does that even mean, and how is it different from a kilowatt (kW)? Let’s break it down. A kilowatt is a unit (equal to 1000 [...]

By |2022-06-20T06:45:16-06:00November 4th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

How Effective are Solar Panels in Winter?

How does temperature affect solar panels? Solar panels absorb energy from the sun’s light, not from its heat. This means that even in cold temperatures, your solar panels will generate electricity as long as sunlight is hitting them. In fact, your photovoltaic panels will run more efficiently on a cold, clear day than in hotter [...]

By |2021-10-01T11:15:47-06:00October 1st, 2021|Information|0 Comments

How Much Money Can I Save with Solar?

Colorado and the federal government give you a lot of incentives to go solar - not only will you not have to pay any sales tax on your new system, you’ll also get paid by the U.S. government to build a solar system. Plus you gain the added advantage of banking any extra solar energy [...]

By |2021-09-01T11:32:11-06:00September 1st, 2021|Information|0 Comments
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