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The state of solar power in Arizona
It seems like a new news article pops up almost daily about how the world's energy sources are affecting the climate and the population. If you've been considering making the switch to solar power in Arizona, you aren't the only one. Renewable solar energy is better for the planet, but it's also better for your bank account. Rebates, tax credits and utility cost savings can contribute to a healthy return on investment if you make the switch to solar.
How much solar power does Arizona produce?
For the last few years, Arizona has been known as one of the top solar states in the country. In 2017, the state was number three for solar energy use, with it increasing by 14%. According to a solar market insight report. Arizona added 416.6 megawatts and had a total of almost 8,400 jobs in the industry.
Is solar feasible in Arizona?
Solar power is feasible in the state of Arizona thanks to its sunny climate. Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma are some of the sunniest cities in the country with 85% or higher for average possible sunshine.
Solar power first came to be in Arizona in 2006 with the start of the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff. This required utilities to get at least 15% of their power from renewable sources. Today, the state ranks third in the country for solar energy and has nearly half a million solar-powered homes.
What legal considerations affect solar power in Arizona?
Arizona law is in favor of solar panel savings, and this means protecting a homeowner's rights to his or her private property. State law dissolves any local rules that restrict or put too many unfair conditions on property deeds as they relate to installing solar panels. This means that a homeowners' association can put restrictions on panels only if those restrictions do not restrict their installation, function, use, or overall efficiency.
How can I start using solar In Arizona?
Getting started with solar power for your home means finding a reputable solar panel company, like SunPower. The SunPower Equinox® Solar + Storage system, a complete home solar system, features high-efficiency panels, battery storage and the software you need to monitor its production. The entire system is not only affordable but offers financing for as little as $0 down for qualified customers. An industry-leading warranty covers the system, and everything is installed by our local experts, who know Arizona's city codes, required building materials, and weather patterns. Are you interested in learning more about SunPower and Equinox? Call 1-800-786-7693 or request us to contact you to be matched with an expert in your area. You can also get started by designing your own system.
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