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

How Long Do Solar Panels Last

You’ll be happy to find out that a solar installation has a surprisingly long lifespan! Most solar panels will last an average of 25 to 40 years. Which is why most solar companies offer a 25-year production warranty. While you probably won’t need to replace your solar system for another 40 years from installation, the [...]

By |2021-08-04T13:58:47-06:00August 4th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need and Why?

Determining how many solar panels you’ll need for your home means first knowing what your goals are. There is a lot more than just the size of your house or building that needs to be considered when determining the number of panels you will need. To calculate how many solar panels you need, follow these [...]

By |2021-07-20T10:05:30-06:00July 20th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

Environmental Impact of Solar

How much do you know about solar energy? You’ve probably heard things like it can help you save on your electric bill or eventually eliminate it completely. While these statements are TRUE, the positive environmental impacts of solar energy are very important and worth understanding, too. Top 4 Environmental Benefits of Going Solar No pollution. [...]

By |2021-06-09T16:27:47-06:00June 9th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

How Net Metering Works

What Is Net Metering? If you’re new to the solar world, you may have heard the words "net metering" thrown around and wondered what this term means. Net Metering is a system in which solar panels (or other renewable energy generators) are installed at a home or business, and then connected to a public-utility power [...]

By |2021-05-18T12:38:15-06:00May 18th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

What is a Kilowatt and a Kilowatt Hour?

When you get your electricity bill, the chances are high that you look at the total cost first. Most likely, you stop at that and don’t bother examining the number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) you’ve consumed. Maybe you don’t even know what those numbers mean and what’s the difference between a kW and a kWh. Well, [...]

By |2021-04-20T14:22:09-06:00April 20th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

Things to Know When There’s a Hail Storm

Everybody knows that if you live in Colorado you’re going to endure a few hail storms each year. At ARE, the solar panels we provide are manufacturer-tested to ensure that they are capable of withstanding Colorado hail storms. In most cases, solar panels are tested and certified to withstand hail of up to 25 mm [...]

By |2021-04-15T03:33:07-06:00April 8th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

Top 5 Solar Myths

Solar panels don’t work when it’s cloudy - Solar panels will very rarely stop generating during cloudy weather and the reason is quite simple - clouds don’t completely block sunlight. The amount of solar energy generated during cloudy weather is reduced due to solar radiation being absorbed or reflected by the clouds. How much radiation [...]

By |2021-04-15T03:34:46-06:00March 10th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

President Elect Biden and Renewable Energy

In early 2021 we will have a new administration in Washington DC that has pledged to be more involved in advancing renewable energy systems around the country.  The question that I often get is how will this play out here in Colorado?   While no one has a crystal ball, I believe it is very [...]

By |2021-04-15T03:47:14-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Information|0 Comments

2020 Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (ITC)

The federal earned income tax credit ITC has been in place since 2005 and has played a major roll in the adoption of solar energy across the country. The credit has allowed homeowners and commercial entities to deduct a significant portion of the cost of their solar system installation from their income taxes, which made [...]

By |2020-11-30T11:31:27-07:00November 2nd, 2020|Information, News|0 Comments
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