How to Finance a Residential Solar Array

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Solar Financing for Homeowners The perception of solar costs being prohibitively high lingers from the early days of the industry. In actuality, solar equipment has become more efficient and less expensive in the last decade, as it has been adopted by homes, business and utilities across the globe. In addition, solar financing has become readily available for homeowners. Financing Options Available in New Mexico The Sunny family lives in Albuquerque and is able to offset 100% of the electricity usage…

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How Can I Use the Federal Solar Tax Credit to Help Fund My New Solar Installation?

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How do taxes fit into the solar conversation? Solar is an environmentally-friendly home improvement that can bring you tax benefits as well as save you money on your electricity costs. Currently, the federal government offers an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for putting solar on your home or business. The ITC provides a significant financial advantage for solar customers by allowing them to deduct 30% of the cost of their solar array from their federal taxes. How does the solar tax…

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Going Solar: Commercial Edition

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The adoption of solar by homeowners in New Mexico has nearly tripled over the last three years, but the rate that commercial buildings are going solar has remained relatively low. PNM, the largest utility in New Mexico, interconnected 3,500 solar arrays in 2017. Only twenty-six of the solar arrays were for commercial customers, and Affordable Solar installed around half of those. Although there are fewer commercial properties than homes in New Mexico, the reasons for the difference in the rate…

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Affordable Solar wins 2017 Project of the Year

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This November, Affordable Solar was recognized by Solar Builder Magazine as the 2017 Project of the Year.  This featured recognition shines light on one of our favorite instillations to date at Roadrunner Food Bank.  To provide solar to a staple in the Albuquerque Community that has a mission that is near and dear to our hearts at Affordable Solar was an honor.  Our SmartStorage technology was installed in an effort to save this local non-profit $30K in utilities per year…

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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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Summertime Events

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It’s finally summertime, the perfect season to spend time outside at many of the great events around the Duke City. As the weather heats up, and the days get longer, more events pop up around Albuquerque. This is a quick post to let you know where to find us over the next few weeks. As always, the goal is to meet and visit with as many people as possible, all to answer questions about going solar! We will be have…

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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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Solar Job Growth in NM

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You may have seen the recent article from the Albuquerque Journal, titled Solar job growth exploding in NM. The article showcases the Solar Jobs Census 2016, which examines data compiled by the The Solar Foundation. New Mexico is the 23rd fastest growing state for solar jobs with 2,929 jobs and 54% solar job growth in 2016. About 60% of the solar jobs are located in Albuquerque, and about 45% of New Mexico’s solar workers are women. With all this…

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