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How Does Solar Energy Actually Power My Home?  

You get the general idea. But like many of us you are probably curious: How does solar work in my home? Let's take a closer look. Solar power is really very interesting. And you may be surprised what you thought you knew. The Solar Basics Solar rays are a form of power. They heat the day and [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What 5 questions should I ask before hiring a company to install solar panels on my home? 

Going solar is definitely an option many homeowners are considering today. Solar energy offers plenty of benefits to you, the major one being huge savings on energy bills. Once you have decided to go solar and determined your equipment as well as financing options, the next step is to contract a reliable installation company to [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Winter Weather May Affect Your Solar Energy System

How will your photovoltaic (PV) system withstand Colorado's snowy winters? Pretty well! The truth is that solar panels are built to last decades, and part of their appeal is that they have no need for annual winterproofing or maintenance. Can ice and snow damage solar panels? snowy solar panels on the roof of a house [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar Panels are the eco-friendly solution but is your roof ready? 

Now is a great time to invest in your eco-friendly home and the future with solar energy. For a limited time, the federal government has extended to "residential solar tax credit", which entitles those who purchase solar panels to provide green energy to their homes and earn a credit equal to 30% of cost, including solar [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does your real estate appraiser have the knowledge of solar energy to adequately value your home?  

Research has shown host-owned solar energy systems overwhelmingly benefit and boost the value of homes, similar to kitchen remodels, pool installations and other renovations. Before you have your home valued, make sure to select a real estate appraiser who is knowledgeable about solar energy, its costs and benefits and how to leverage that information in [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does Your Realtor Understand Solar Energy Well Enough to Communicate the Value to Buyers?  

Solar energy offers tremendous benefits for homeowners, and one of the biggest advantages of purchasing a solar energy system for your home is the resulting increase in home value. However, as affordable solar technology is still relatively new, many real estate agents and prospective home buyers don't completely understand the value of a solar panel [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

How many solar panels do I need?

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 [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Will My Photovoltaic System Start Paying for Itself?

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 [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

    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 [...]

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