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California's Breaking Another Record.

Solar innovation and progress toward renewable energy sources is nothing new for California, but this week, California made big news by breaking another record

Solar Water Heating: A Great Solution to Save Water and Money

Recently, Governor Jerry Brown ordered mandatory cutbacks in statewide water usage, resulting in lifestyle changes for many California residents. The 25% decrease will affect all of us, leaving us questioning how we can make a difference.

Solar Pool Heating: How It All Works

Solar pool heating is the most cost-effective use of solar energy in the country, according to energy.gov. Not only are they reasonably priced, solar pool heating systems generally last longer than traditional, less environmentally friendly options like gas or heating. The initial investment is paid back with savings in less than five years on average and with convenient financing options – you could enjoy your pool for eight months out of the year for less than $80 a month.

Too Good to be True?

Some discounts can seem too good to be true… Because they are! Did you know that some solar incentives and rebates can be used as taxable income when April 15th rolls around?

Solar energy reaches new heights

The solar industry reached new heights in the last year. Solar employees now account for more than Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter combined, according to a recent article from SEIA.

Solar plane takes off on round-the-world flight

The world’s first solar-powered plane has begun its flight around the world. The plane, which is about as heavy as a Jeep and has wings the equivalent of an Airbus 380 that run off 17,000 solar cells. It travels at speeds from 50-100 kilometers per hour, topping out just short of a car’s freeway speeds.

Ethics are the base of our business

Recently, there have been many articles on the predatory practices of third-party solar installers taking advantage of customers, and government regulators trying to reel them in. In today’s solar market, third-party installers account for two thirds of installations. These installers make their money by pocketing the customer’s tax incentives in exchange for long-term contracts.

Save from Day 1 with a new solar energy system

Many homeowners sense sticker shock when they see the price of a solar electric system, however, what most don’t realize is that there are a number of rebates, incentives and financing options to not only lower the initial cost, but also make solar more accessible.

The Cost of Not Going Solar.

Like with all big investments, there is always a hesitation. We’ve been hearing it a lot lately from our potential customers: many want to wait to install new panels because new technology could come out soon.

Kitty O'Neil recommends Aztec for solar energy system

As a solar energy provider in the area for more than 30 years, Aztec Solar has been serving Sacramentans for a long time.

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