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Solar, wind combine forces to break U.S. record

Solar, wind combine forces to break U.S. record

In March, green energy provided more than 10 percent of the monthly electricity for the entire United States. This was the first time this has happened.

The U.S Department of Energy announced the new findings last week, and said the usage for both solar and wind was up by 7 percent on average across the nation.

No matter where you look, solar continues to shatter records — both for affordability and use. Earlier this year, for example, California set a record after producing half of the state’s electricity from renewable sources.

Experts say wind and solar electricity generation is likely to rise once again in the summer months by more than 10 percent.

Speaking of which, summer officially kicks off this week! And there’s no better time than now to upgrade your energy options, lower your bill and do good by the environment. As you well know, an upswing of energy consumption during heat waves translates into higher energy bills. Those with traditional utilities dread cranking up the air conditioner during peak hours because of the associated costs.

Wouldn’t it be nice to not worry about a larger bill at the end of the month? With solar, there’s no need to worry. Enjoy peace of mind and avoid the skyrocketing of your utility bill when you need your power the most.

In fact, solar applications can substantially reduce or even eliminate your bill!

If you’re ready to learn more and be on the right side of energy, where you can cut your monthly bill and help secure a brighter and healthier planet, then please contact us today. Remember, we deliver on a range of solar energy solutions for your home and business, including pool and water heating!

Solar power continues upward trajectory

The rapid growth of solar installations continues.

Here are some of the key findings from a new Solar Energy Industries Association report about the first quarter of 2017:

  • The U.S. market added 2,044 megawatts of solar PV (photovoltaics).
  • Solar was the second-largest source of new electric energy.
  • California remains a solar energy powerhouse for residential PV.
  • Pricing for solar continues to drop across all markets.
  • Forecasts show that installed solar PV is expected to triple over the next five years.

In addition, this is the sixth straight quarter in which more than two gigawatts of solar photovoltaics were installed.

The solar industry’s tremendous growth over the last 30-plus years impresses us, but it’s not surprising. More and more, people are realizing that clean energy is a key to securing a healthy planet. Secondly, our customers are motivated by the savings they enjoy each month on their utility bills. Thirdly, the price of solar installations is as affordable as ever.

Along with that, solar contributes to providing jobs, which is just another reason why solar is the right choice for our energy needs.

Over the last 35 years, Aztec Solar has been a big part of this growth in the Sacramento region. The reason is simple: Our customers realize that solar is the best roadmap for providing efficiency and power to their home or business and they want a professional solar company that can make it happen for them.

If you’re ready to be a part of his upward trajectory, we have all the products and services you need to help save you money. Whether you are looking for solar electricity, water heating or pool heating, Aztec Solar has the experience to get the job done right at the best price around!

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Bring your electric bill down with a whole-house fan!

Aztec Solar has been in business for more than 35 years, helping customers save money through solar energy technologies and services.

Whether it’s electricity or harnessing the sun’s power to provide heat for water, we find creative and innovative ways to save you money. These methods are also good for the environment.

We realize there are other ways to save for less, too.

That is why we offer attic and whole-house fans, both excellent ways to roll back your utility bills this summer!

Here’s how whole-house cooling fans work:

  • Fan pulls air from open windows
  • Air exhausts through attic and roof
  • Ventilates attic to provide cooling for entire house

Whole-house fans also provide the benefit of cycling out the stale air within your home. Typically, fans provide about 30 to 60 air changes per hour.

Here’s the bottom line: you can cool your entire home for less with the cool flows of a whole-house fan. Combined with your existing ceiling fans, you can enjoy whole-house cooling with the install of a whole-house fan. This will lessen the strain and use of your energy-guzzling AC unit, resulting in lower utility bills.

So, what are you waiting for? As the weather begins to heat up, there’s no better time than today to begin saving money on next month’s bill.

If you have any questions about whole-house fans, attic fans or a solar install, be sure to contact us today!

Solar installer is the fastest-growing job in the United States


More than 35 years ago, Aztec Solar envisioned a revolution of clean energy using solar power. Our vision continues to shine today. We believe in the power of clean energy and the vital role it plays in securing a brighter future and stronger planet. From solar electricity, water heating and pool heating, we’ve kept very busy over the last three decades on making good on the promise of clean energy for thousands of customers across Northern California. Our efforts have translated into lower utility bills for our customers and a smaller carbon footprint for their homes.

You can glance at some of the projects we’ve completed in an interactive map we compiled.

As you can see, our installers have been busy. As we continue to see the benefits of good, clean energy, the jobs have followed. In fact, the sector of solar photovoltaic installers is the fastest-growing job in the United States (between 2012 and 2016, according to a new report).

We don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. And why should it?

Through solar electricity installs, our customers benefit from lower utility bills and a lifetime of savings. Other advantages include the use of water heating. We use your existing system to provide relief to your existing water heater. This allows your water heater to work less and saves you money. Customers also enjoy summer swimming in spring with the Heliocol advantage.

Just as important, people are feeling good about going green. It’s the smart and economic choice with the future in mind.

We use the highest quality products that require a minimal amount of maintenance or none at all. Our customer service is award winning and we stand behind our pricing, offering a Second Opinion Price Guarantee.

So, if you are ready to learn more, please contact us to hear all about of our programs.

Aztec Solar is leaving its mark. Will you?

For more than 35 years, Aztec Solar has left its mark across Northern California.

People see our imprint in the lower bills they pay each month. Others literally feel the effect of our solar pool heating systems and enjoy summer swimming well before the sweltering months of July and August. We are also leaving our mark on our planet and its future. We understand that every solar application is part of the solution for a brighter future and stronger planet. We want to leave our mark with each and every install. As noted, the reasons for doing so are all well worth it.

We want to share with you the work we’ve done across Northern California with our Jobs Completed Map.

Every map marker represents something special. (This map only shows some of our projects, not all of them.) The markers represent our industry-leading craftsmanship, lower utility bills, extended swimming times, lifetime savings and they represent a brighter future.

So, how can you leave your mark? There are several ways you can enjoy the benefits of solar technology.

  • Solar Electricity: With prices at an all-time low, you can take advantage of clean energy and lower utility bills.
  • Pool heating: Double the time you can spend in your pool with our pool heating system. We can use your existing pumping system to inject new life into your swim season. Learn more about the Heliocol Advantage here.
  • Water heating: Hot water heated by the sun just makes so much since. It works with your existing system infrastructure to deliver hot water throughout your home or business for a lower price!

You can take a peek at some of our solar project here. Notice the engineering and esthetically pleasing installations with each project. Our staff members are trained by industry-leading manufacturers and techniques that produce the highest-quality installs around.

We know our customers are keeping track of the benefits solar power extends to them. And together, we know we are leaving our mark for a brighter future.

Aztec Solar has been doing solar, and only solar, for more than 35 years. Our award-winning customer service is unmatched and has guided more than 10,000 customers to savings. We’re proud of every project for what it means to your pocketbook, home recreation and the environment.

So, are you ready to leave your mark?

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