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Take advantage of our Second Opinion Best Price Guarantee

For more than 35 years, Aztec Solar has proudly served the Sacramento region with solar products and services, installing everything from solar electricity systems to solar pool heaters.

As solar pioneers, we’ve maintained strong relationships with our community and clients through our excellent customer service, knowledgeable staff and competitive pricing.

We are taking that a step further with our Second Opinion Price Guarantee.

Here’s how it works: If you are quoted by one of our competitors, let us give you a second opinion about your options. If you like what we have to say, we will provide the products and services at a lower price! That’s what our Second Opinion Price Guarantee is all about.

We believe in the power of solar. If you believe and decide to purchase solar, not only will you be saving money in the long run, you will also do your part to scale back on the harmful effects to the environment. Clean energy is good energy – so we want to do everything we can to help with your home and commercial energy needs and goals.

When you seek a second opinion from us, you’ll know two things:

  • First off, our Second Opinion Price Guarantee ensures that you will get a better package of savings by going with Aztec Solar.
  • Secondly, we can show you how much you’ll save on your utility bill.

We know your pain. Every time you’ve opened your energy bill this year, you’ve probably noticed the rate increases. And reports indicate that they will remain high.

The good news is solar saves you money. You can see for yourself by using our solar calculator. It’ll crunch the numbers and show you how much money you can save by switching to solar energy: solarsacramento.org.

Beyond the savings, we believe you should bring your business to us because of the way we treat our customers. From your first consultation to your final installation, our award-winning staff will take care of you at every step of the way. Our team brings years of experience and is certified by industry-leading manufacturers.

2nd Opinion Best Price Guarantee Terms & Conditions

To request a Best Price Guarantee match, customers are required to present date and proof of the potentially comparable solar project along with details of the project including scope of work, etc. Customers may be asked to submit a photocopy or screen shot of the potentially comparable solar project as part of the review process.

Determination of whether a solar project qualifies as comparable is at the sole discretion of Aztec Solar, Inc. and the criteria are subject to change. Aztec Solar Inc. reserves the right to take factors such as: product, brand, size of project, date of original quote, and more into consideration when comparing solar quotes.

This guarantee cannot be combined with any other offer.

Every effort has been made to produce this information accurately. We reserve the right to correct errors.

Baseball and solar is coming to AT&T Park this July!

This July, join us for the best solar networking event at AT&T Park.

This July, join us for the best solar networking event at AT&T Park.

No one likes rain at the ballpark, that is why we are excited for Summerfest 2017, which combines America’s pastime and a whole lot of sun.

This July, join us for the best solar networking event at AT&T Park. Summerfest 2017, a solar, energy storage and advanced electronics exhibition, will be held on July 11.

The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), headed by Aztec Solar’s very own Ed Murray, will join forces with Intersolar and SEMI for the event. Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition series for partners like CALSEIA and companies like Aztec.

We are very excited for this year’s festivities because we have plenty to cheer for and celebrate. This year, CALSEIA is toasting to its 40th year anniversary and Intersolar its 10th year.

This event is CALSEIA’s biggest fundraising event of the year and the funding goes a long way and promotes CALSEIA’s initiatives, which includes solar policy advocacy.

At Aztec Solar, we know the good solar does and we are happy that these groups come together and support solar and energy storage across California and the United States.

Attendees, of course, will be able to enjoy some Major-League Baseball while there as the All-Star Game will be displayed on the AT&T Park jumbotron scoreboard and screens throughout the venue. And no baseball game will be complete without food and beverages. If you join us, you’ll also enjoy music, dancing, stadium tours and batting practice in the underground batting cages.

Tickets can be purchased at http://calseia.org/. And remember, all the proceeds from this extravaganza will help CALSEIA’s ongoing work to promote smart solar in California.

100 percent clean energy by 2045? California is thinking about it

California has not shied away from ambitious targets in attempts to scale back the potential impacts of climate change.

California has not shied away from ambitious targets in attempts to scale back the potential impacts of climate change.

A bill introduced by a California lawmaker is being praised by green energy advocates because it would require the state to generate 100 percent of its energy from climate-friendly sources, which would include solar.

Creating 100 percent clean energy is a lofty goal, but California has not shied away from ambitious targets in attempts to scale back the potential impacts of climate change.

While the bill sets a 2045 deadline for total compliance, California has already vowed to produce 50 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2030. That mandate, and other efforts, demonstrates Gov. Jerry Brown’s pledge to combat the consequences of climate warming caused by fossil fuels, a rich source of energy across the globe. If it’s made into law, the new bill would remove fossil fuels by 2045, and require California to speed up its efforts to reach its mandated 50 percent threshold five years earlier.

In 2016, California got about 27 percent of its electricity from solar, wind and other clean energy, according to the California Energy Commission.

If the bill passes, California would join one other state, Hawaii, in this effort of 100 percent clean energy.

At Aztec Solar, we clearly believe in the future of clean energy and applaud California lawmakers for making attempts to utilize it. For more than 35 years, we’ve provided green energy jobs, saved our customers money and worked hard to ensure that clean energy is 100 percent a part of the future.

If you have any questions about solar, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Don’t let cold weather put a hold on your swimming season

With our solar pool heating, we can extend the hours you’ll enjoy in your pool throughout the year. In

With our solar pool heating, we can extend the hours you’ll enjoy in your pool throughout the year. In

Northern California endured a series of snow- and rain-producing storms throughout the month of February, giving us an easy pause from thinking about our outdoor pools.

As the weather turns a bit, conditions still may not be ideal for a swim.

But with Aztec Solar pool heating services, not even the coldest winter days will hold you back from entering your aquatic paradise. With our solar pool heating, we can extend the hours you’ll enjoy in your pool throughout the year. In fact, we think we can double your swim season.

How it works

A pump, usually your existing pool pump, pushes water through a filter to strain leaves and debris. The water is then pumped into a Heliocol solar panel where it is substantially heated. The sun-warmed water flows back into your pool, heating it to your desired temperature.

Of all the options available to heat your pool, solar energy offers the best value, dollar for dollar than any other method available. In fact, solar pool heating is so effective that it is the largest use of solar energy in the world, accounting for over 90 percent of all solar collector shipments (Source: Department of Energy Solar Collector Activity Report). The plain truth is that solar pool heating works. That’s why more than 300,000 pool owners have already purchased solar systems for their pools and why the number grows every year.

Although the initial cost of a solar heater is higher than a gas or an electric heater, the heat source is free. Because gas and electricity goes up every year, most people stop using the heaters.

For more than 35 years, Aztec Solar has provided the services, products and expertise to power homes and businesses using green energy technology, including pool heating. Contact us today to get started!

U.S. solar reaches new highs, overtakes No. 1 spot for new energy

Solar developers installed 14.6 gigawatts in the United States last year, representing a doubling of total installations from the previous year

Solar developers installed 14.6 gigawatts in the United States last year, representing a doubling of total installations from the previous year

Solar energy has reached new highs in the United States on two important fronts. It surfaced as the largest source of new energy across the nation and installation of solar systems reached a new high record, too.

The numbers behind this overtaking soared as solar developers installed 14.6 gigawatts in the United States last year, representing a doubling of total installations from the previous year.

The new figure propelled photovoltaic panels as the largest source of new electric capacity for the first time, according to Bloomberg Markets.

Solar panels on rooftops, much like the ones installed by our team at Aztec Solar, and other panels designed for open areas like fields, accounted for 39 percent of new generation last year, beating out the contribution of natural gas and wind.

The good news doesn’t stop there. Employment in the field accounted for 2 percent of all new U.S. jobs last year. Some 260,000 people are employed in the industry, according to the report. Aztec Solar knows the value of these jobs, having provided them for more than 35 years in the Sacramento region.

Of the 40 markets tracked by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 31 of them grew, including areas where traditional energy sources had gripped the market, according to the report.

SEIA’s chief executive said solar energy and technology provides a winning combination across all market segments.

Aztec Solar sees a bright future moving forward. We work closely with our customers to provide the opportunity of the future. The benefits are compelling. With solar energy, customers will lower energy costs, support green technology and jobs, and pave the way for a healthier planet.