Energy Audit – When to get one

By | 2017-11-01T15:42:41+00:00 October 26th, 2017|solar blog|

It seems that we are always recommending, after we do an initial utility bill analysis that people should get an Energy Audit. The cost of these audits are fairly inexpensive from $100 on up depending on the size of the structure your testing. I explain it to people like this. An energy audit is a [...]

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Is going solar worth it on your home?

By | 2017-06-28T14:26:38+00:00 June 28th, 2017|solar blog|

Video seen on ABC15 Arizona  |  June 21, 2017.   Google recently launched a website to help you estimate the cost of savings, by going solar. The goal of the website is also to use satellites to let you know who is using solar panels in your neighborhood While the concept was good, solar [...]

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Is Solar A Good Investment?

By | 2017-06-28T14:31:41+00:00 February 13th, 2017|solar blog|

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 [...]

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Top 2 Paths to Solar Ownership

By | 2017-06-28T16:21:49+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|solar blog|

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 [...]

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The Economics of Installing Solar

By | 2017-07-18T14:38:18+00:00 September 20th, 2012|solar blog|

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 [...]

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Producing Solar Power & Happy Customers

By | 2013-04-09T17:31:43+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|testimonials|

In January 2012 I met Ken Choate, sales rep for SSE, as one of five solar companies I contacted for a bid to purchase a photovoltaoc solar system. Since I had researched such a system, Ken was the only sales rep of the five who responded to my many questions as I expected based on [...]

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Mesa Considers Solar Incentives for Homes, Businesses

By | 2013-04-09T17:31:43+00:00 July 17th, 2012|solar blog|

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 [...]

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Big Savings With Solar

By | 2013-04-09T17:31:43+00:00 July 16th, 2012|testimonials|

My husband wanted to install a solar system on our home for quite a while, I agreed with him, but I was very unsure of the initial cost, how the misc. rebates worked and the system itself and of getting a quality job performed. We had the opportunity to work with Southface Solar on a [...]

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Solar: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit of Energy Independence

By | 2013-04-09T17:31:43+00:00 July 10th, 2012|solar blog|

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 [...]

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What Homeowners Need to Know About the Solar Energy Credit

By | 2013-04-09T17:31:43+00:00 June 7th, 2012|solar questions|

I recently noticed that my electric bill has been soaring recently—closing in on $600 to $700 a month. With the summer heat about to hit its peak, I decided to do some investigating to find ways to bring down my bill. I discovered that a solar system can bring down my bill considerably and after [...]

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