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How Good Is Arizona for Solar Energy Production?

February 20, 2021

As interest in and adoption of solar energy grows, it’s worthwhile to examine how our state is performing on this green technology and how we can further improve. Read on to learn more about how much solar energy is produced in Arizona. How Arizona stacks up against other states According to the November 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Arizona ranked fourth in generating electricity from solar energy, accounting for 6.4 percent of the U.S. total. Meanwhile, Arizona only accounts for 2.2 percent of the total U.S. population, as the 14th most populous state, which means the... View Article

Did You Know Solar Energy Was Deemed the Cheapest Electricity in History?

December 22, 2020

When we flip a light switch or turn on the TV, most of us probably don’t think too much about where that electricity comes from. Unless you’ve already installed solar panels, the electricity that powers your home is supplied by the local electric company. There are many ways electric companies generate that power, but a few of the most common methods include fossil fuels, flowing water or wind, solar panels or nuclear fission. While they all get the job done at the end of the day, some methods of power generation are obviously better than others. We may be biased,... View Article

Important Things to Look for When Switching to Solar Energy

August 17, 2020

If you’re looking into installing solar energy at your home or business, the timing has perhaps never been better. Certain federal tax incentives that help homeowners defray the cost of these programs are soon expiring, with no replacements apparent on the horizon. Additionally, most solar projects on homes generate more power than the home requires to operate, so homeowners can sell excess power back to the grid at an agreed-upon rate. This rate is about to come up for review, and history tells us it could very well go down, so the time to get your system installed and your... View Article

Hurry! Time’s Running Out on Converting to Solar Before September’s APS Rate Review

August 3, 2020

If you’re a resident of Arizona, you’re likely already familiar with Arizona Public Service, or APS. It’s the largest electric utility provider in the state and serves over a million customers, mostly up north and in central Arizona. The company is a large supplier of solar power as well as more traditional means, and homeowners with solar panels installed have the option of sending excess power generated back to APS’s grid, for which APS provides them with compensation. The rate APS pays to customers for their generated power comes up for review periodically, and there are some things you should... View Article

Important Reasons to Hire a Local Company to Install Your Solar System

June 15, 2020

Installing solar panels is the best way to save on your monthly energy bill while adding value to your home. The only downside is that installation isn’t a DIY project—you’ll need to hire a certified contractor to tackle the job. When it comes to choosing a professional, you can either choose a national chain or local solar contractors in Scottsdale, AZ. Keep reading to learn a few of the reasons to choose a local company over a national one: Better service: Because local contractors tend to have fewer clients than the national chains, they have more time to dedicate towards... View Article

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