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2020 is sold out – but 2021 may be a better time to buy photovoltaic

The end of the year has historically become the busiest time of year for most solar installers.  Customers who have been on the fence for a while seem to start executing contracts to buy solar systems before the Federal Income Tax Credit (ITC) changes with the new year.   This year the ITC is 26% and [...]

By | September 17th, 2020|Breaking News, Information, News|0 Comments

2020 Income Tax Credits. (ITC)

The Federal 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 solar more affordable.  Sadly [...]

By | September 14th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

What questions should be asked before selecting a solar installer.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BID/CONTRACT 1. Is this bid an estimate or a fixed price? What is the process you will follow if you find unexpected problems with this installation and want to charge extra to fix the problems? 2. Does the bid include the total cost of the project, including components, materials and labor? 3. [...]

By | August 21st, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Financing a Solar Photovoltaic System

With financing, like with the Solar Photovoltaic system itself, their is no one size fits all.  The financing package that you pick is custom designed to meet your needs, your expectations, and perhaps your equity position in your home. In general, solar financing falls into 3 basic categories: 100% of the cost wrapped into your [...]

By | August 2nd, 2020|Information, News|0 Comments

How does a Photovoltaic Solar system investment make you money?

How does a Photovoltaic Solar system investment make you money? 1.Free Electricity - Once the solar system is paid off, in about 8-10 years, it will save you tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the system. (25-40 year system life) 2.Federal Tax Credit - Refunding 26% of every dollar investing in building [...]

By | July 20th, 2020|Information, News|0 Comments

Understanding your Xcel Bill

Xcel makes it very confusing to understand the electric bill once you install a Photovoltaic system, so you are not alone in feeling baffled by how it is represented. Let me trying to help put the pieces together, and explain how they do the billing. Xcel’s labeling is a misnomer so lets decode that first:“Total [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Can I power my entire home with a photovoltaic Lithium Ion Battery Back-up system?

The answer is yes and no. No you can not likely afford enough batteries to power your entire home if the grid is down for a week; but yes you can power the Critical Load items of your home or business from a Photovoltaic Battery Back-up system. If we use a 10kW photovoltaic system as [...]

By | May 22nd, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Will solar power still work if the grid power goes out?

When the grid power goes off most solar photovoltaic system will shut down automatically also. This is a built in safety feature to protect power company linemen working on the wires from being electrocuted by solar photovoltaic back flowing to the grid and electrifying power lines they assumed were turned off. However, if maintaining the [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Does my house need to face a certain way for solar panels to be beneficial? / What direction is the best facing for solar panels?

Any structure has a roof that can be made to work with a solar Photovoltaic system. South is always best but east and west work fine. It is just the north face we do not use without adjusting the angle to the sun. For more info Since Colorado is in the northern hemisphere and not [...]

By | March 30th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Should Covid-19 stop your search for a solar Photovoltaic provider?

Without any doubt it is incumbent on all Americans to take this pandemic seriously and limit exposure to other people, maintain social distancing, and practice good hygiene, but we at ARE Solar have instituted a policy that does all that and still allows us to help the community go green.   By using technology we [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Breaking News, Information, News|0 Comments
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