Referral Award Program Update!

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Have you ever wondered about a referral program for Affordable Solar? A great deal of customers send referrals our way, and its the perfect way for our strongest solar ambassadors to provide their personal experience with Affordable Solar to friends and family members. An extra perk about our referral program is that you dont have to be an Affordable Solar customer, you could simply be a solar advocate that is interested in steering people towards Affordable Solar! In the past,…

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Summer Solar Savings

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Summer’s sweltering heat is finally here, and its back with a vengeance. If you’re like me, you’ve been searching for relief by flipping on your air conditioner! Here is a fun breakdown of the top reasons to go solar this summer, all in time to beat the heat. Take a look, and as always, reah out to your freindly solar consultant for your free solar estimate!…

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First Electricity Bill – Post Solar

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The big decision to “Go Solar” is well intentioned and based on several well-planned measures, usually involving the ability to Go Green, save from rising electricity rates, and even enable greater energy consumption without the shame of over consumption. For my family, the greatest value of solar broke down into these tiers: Great investment for our home’s value Lower monthly electricity bills Free rein to use my A/C Cool “It Factor” of early solar adoption Insulation from rising electricity rates…

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Solar Installation Day

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After all the planning is complete, the actual day of energy independence is finally on the horizon. Now we can finally get to the most exciting part, the time when our installation team comes to your home and installs a solar energy system on your roof! With solar system design approved, and all direct ownership payment plans finalized, its now time to look forward to the actual system installation. You may have seen our install trucks around town On your…

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Simple Solar Ownership

Once your solar energy system design is approved, the actual scheduling date for your solar installation is on the horizon. But before solar excitement can take over your every thought and wrap you like a warm blanket, the issue of actually paying for your system needs to be addressed. Luckily for you, this is actually a pretty straightforward and simple process. You just need money! See, simple and straightforward. If only everything in life was so simple. In all seriousness,…

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Infographic – Sharing the Love

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We have officially signed on the dotted line, becoming proud participants in sustainable energy. The system design has been approved, and our project manager is handling the various steps within the permitting process. As we await the actual solar installation date, we now have a ton of time to think about how our solar system will make life a little more comfortable. Once beginnning as green solar newbies, we’ve been able to figure out the basics and answer questions whenever…

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Next Steps – Comparing Apples to Apples

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By now, I’m positive that going solar is the single best investment to drive down the risk of increasing costs for energy, while also freeing up my money to be used and/or invested differently. My next move towards energy independence involves a few steps: Understand my yearly energy usage Define my budget for solar panel installation Determine how long I plan on staying in my current home Sign up for solar inquiries on a few websites Schedule an appointment to…

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Why It Works For Me

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Now that I know the basics of solar energy and solar installations, it became time to narrow down my choices for solar system installation. Although my wife agreed to make this investment for our energy needs, we were drawn to the fact that it could positively affect the value of our home. We’ve only been in our home for 6 years, and currently pay a PMI of $200. There is a pretty good chance that we’ll be able to have…

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Break the Chain – A Manifesto for Everyone without Solar

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Dear Solar Consumer, I was considering blogging about some factual details and arguments for the use of solar power; details about its benefits and economic advantages and why a typical New Mexico consumer, whether business or household, should invest in a solar generation solution. I could have written about the triple bottom line – People, Planet and Profit.  About how all of the “smart companies do it”.   I would…

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Solar and Fire Safety

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Do I need to worry about them lighting on fire? This is one of the most common questions we get from customers who are preparing to install a solar array on their home or business, and there is definitely logic behind the query. After all, solar panels are electrical equipment, and all electrical equipment has some fire hazard associated with it. Also, anything sitting on top of the roof in a New Mexico summer…

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