Is Solar A Good Investment?

Whenever a solar electrical system purchase is being considered, to lower someone’s utility bills, the one question that sometimes arises is about payback. How long will the savings created by a solar electric system take to equal its cost? Or, what is the Return of Investment on solar? The simple method for calculating payback is [...]

By | 2017-03-09T17:08:18+00:00 February 13th, 2017|solar blog|Comments Off on Is Solar A Good Investment?

Top 2 Paths to Solar Ownership

Whenever a solar electrical system purchase is being considered, the number one question that sometimes arises is “How will it be paid for?” While there has been a lot of publicity for sophisticated leasing models over the last few years there has not been much talk over solar ownership. We at Southface Solar Electric thought [...]

By | 2013-05-03T12:53:46+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|solar blog|Comments Off on Top 2 Paths to Solar Ownership

The Economics of Installing Solar

The big question for any homeowner considering installing solar power is a simple one: How quickly will the system pay for itself? The short answer: It depends on where you live. That doesn't just mean how sunny it is, though weather obviously matters. Just as important are subsidies, such as tax credits and rebates, which [...]

By | 2013-04-09T17:31:42+00:00 September 20th, 2012|solar blog|Comments Off on The Economics of Installing Solar

Mesa Considers Solar Incentives for Homes, Businesses

Mesa is preparing to bolster incentives to residents and businesses who want to cut their electric bills by installing solar panels. The city’s current approach hasn’t made solar a popular option. Of the 15,000 customers in the Mesa-owned utility, only five homeowners have solar panels. But other homeowners are considering solar panels if the city [...]

By | 2013-04-09T17:31:43+00:00 July 17th, 2012|solar blog|Comments Off on Mesa Considers Solar Incentives for Homes, Businesses

Solar: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit of Energy Independence

No energy source is more American than solar. Technologies to convert sunshine to electricity were pioneered in the U.S. half a century ago at Bell Labs, and quickly became a source of inspiration and imagination. In the last several years, solar energy has awoken from yesterday’s dream to today’s reality. Last year, the U.S. solar [...]

By | 2013-04-09T17:31:43+00:00 July 10th, 2012|solar blog|Comments Off on Solar: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit of Energy Independence

Eco friendly Home Builder Goes All-Out In Boulders

by Kara G. Morrison - Apr. 20, 2012 The Republic | azcentral.com Edward Fedoruk was green before the eco friendly homes term existed. "A high-school teacher at Saguaro High School got me going on this stuff," says Fedoruk, who grew up near architect Paolo Soleri's Cosanti and remembers trying his hand at organic gardening on the Scottsdale [...]

By | 2013-04-12T17:00:36+00:00 April 25th, 2012|solar blog|Comments Off on Eco friendly Home Builder Goes All-Out In Boulders

Excited Solar Customer Reviews

We love getting excited solar customer reviews like this! Dave and I would like to thank you and the entire Southface Solar Electric team for the recent work completed at our home.  From the moment we met you at the Arizona Home and Garden Show in 2011, the Southface team has been nothing but professional, [...]

By | 2013-04-12T17:12:43+00:00 April 17th, 2012|solar blog|Comments Off on Excited Solar Customer Reviews

Solar State of Mind

When people think of Arizona, they think of sun filled days. They are right.  In fact there are, on average,   300 days of intense sun a year.  They also frequently say comments such as “with all this sunlight everyone should have solar power”. Or “every home especially new ones should use solar”.  And “it [...]

By | 2013-04-12T17:20:58+00:00 April 16th, 2012|solar blog|Comments Off on Solar State of Mind

Tandem Polymer Solar Cells Set Record For Energy-Conversion

In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential. Organic polymers can be produced in high volumes at low cost, resulting in photovoltaic devices that are cheap, lightweight and flexible. In the last few years, much work has been [...]

By | 2013-04-12T17:27:11+00:00 March 7th, 2012|solar blog|Comments Off on Tandem Polymer Solar Cells Set Record For Energy-Conversion

Raising Arizona (Solar): Tucson Electric 100MW+ Program

There are few places on the planet more suitable for solar power than Arizona. Despite the obviousness of this desert-fried fact, the state trails its large, golden neighbor to the west in the amount of PV and CSP installed as well as megawattage in the development pipeline. But two recently announced programs from a pair [...]

By | 2013-04-12T17:35:16+00:00 February 14th, 2012|solar blog|Comments Off on Raising Arizona (Solar): Tucson Electric 100MW+ Program
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