Category: Going Solar

  • Pros & Cons of Solar Energy for Your Home in 2024 

    Pros & Cons of Solar Energy for Your Home in 2024 

    Solar energy has surged in popularity as a key player in the renewable energy sector, promising significant electricity bill savings, environmental benefits, and a step towards energy independence. Yet, the decision to invest in solar panels is not without its considerations. This comprehensive exploration aims to equip homeowners with the necessary insights to weigh the…

  • 3 Tips to Protect Your Solar Roof and Investment

    3 Tips to Protect Your Solar Roof and Investment

    Once you go solar, mitigating roof damage may be among a few things you can do to help ensure your system performs in the best way possible. Protecting your solar roof is an important step to protecting your solar investment. Let’s break down the essential tactics to keep your solar roof and system in peak…

  • Home Energy Consumption: What’s Driving Up Your Bill?

    Home Energy Consumption: What’s Driving Up Your Bill?

    Understanding the dynamics of home energy consumption is crucial for anyone looking to reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint. This article delves into the common appliances and activities that are the largest contributors to energy use in households and suggests ways to reduce their impact on your utility bill.   Household Appliances  Heating and Cooling:…

  • Understanding Your Solar Warranties

    Understanding Your Solar Warranties

    When deciding to go solar, it is crucial to understand the warranties that are being provided with your system. Knowing that your investment has coverage in case an issue arises is invaluable. This article helps breakdown the various warranties that you should look for or can expect with your solar system. Warranties comprise two key…

  • Homeowners Insurance Guide for Your Solar System

    Homeowners Insurance Guide for Your Solar System

    A Solar system protected by homeowners’ insurance is a great investment for your house. Solar can increase the value of your home, save you substantially on your utility bill, and allow you to have the energy independence you deserve. However, one of the most important things to consider is, how will you protect your investment? …

  • The Importance of Timing Your Solar Decision

    The Importance of Timing Your Solar Decision

    Going solar in Arizona: why we recommend going solar quickly after you decide it is right for your family. Over the last several years, we have witnessed changes in utility rate structures, net-metering incentives, and rebate programs that made going solar “tomorrow” slightly less attractive than making the decision “today.”   Despite these changes however, going solar in Arizona still makes a lot of economic sense…

  • Getting Multiple Quotes When Choosing a Solar Installer: Helpful or Confusing?

    Getting Multiple Quotes When Choosing a Solar Installer: Helpful or Confusing?

    Finding the right solar installer can be one of the most crucial parts to your solar experience. Many homeowners either choose the first provider they meet or opt for a “big box” name from the Stock Exchange. Most homeowners we speak with who elect one of these two methods tend to have disappointing overall experiences. In this article, we share top tips for selecting a solar…

  • Calculating How Many Solar Panels You Need to Go Solar?

    Calculating How Many Solar Panels You Need to Go Solar?

    Quantity & Quality Solar Panels Calculating the number of solar panels needed to meet your energy requirements. When it comes to installing solar panels, people frequently ask us how many solar panels they need on their roof. The answer depends on a variety of factors: how much energy you use, the wattage and quality of…

  • Navigating Solar System Financing: Pros and Cons of 3 Options

    Navigating Solar System Financing: Pros and Cons of 3 Options

    So, you have decided to go solar, so let us help you decide your solar system payment options. Typically, there are three main options to pay for your system: purchase, finance, or lease. Each of these options has its pros and cons and will impact how much you will save when going solar. Other options…

  • Overview of the Solar Installation Process

    Overview of the Solar Installation Process

    With more than a decade’s worth of experience, Solar Topps has perfected the residential solar installation process into three simple steps. This efficient process gives us the potential of getting your system up and running faster than other installers, allowing you to save money sooner. Here’s how we do it: Step 1: Site Survey and…