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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?

Aztec Solar offers five-star service

Our track record of solar installations goes back for more than 35 years. In that span of time, we’ve been recognized for our excellent customer service while bringing the affordability of clean solar power into the homes and businesses of at least 10,000 satisfied customers across Northern California.

Our energy solutions include solar electricity systems, solar heating and water heating applications. We are also the home of the 28-minute solar consultation and the Second Opinion Best Price Guarantee. We believe our excellent products, installers, customer service representatives and the way we conduct business sets us apart from the rest.

We’d like to share with you some of the reviews our customers have left us.

We get excellent results on solar installs every time. Our expert installers use the highest quality products and industry-leading techniques to get the job done. Aztec Solar specializes in Total Solar Home Design, which combines solar electricity and solar water heating system to maximize your savings.

For those unfamiliar with pool heating, here’s a quick summary of how it works and why our customers love it so much. We use your existing pump to push water through our Heliocol solar panel to increase the water’s temperature. Once heated, the water recycles back into your pool. The sun-warmed water allows our customers to use their swimming pools much earlier in the season. In fact, we can double your pool time. Why wait for August when you can enjoy summer swimming in May? We think you’ll love these benefits! To learn more about solar pool heating, go here.

We can have the best products and the best training, but it will not go very far without our award-winning customer service. From the beginning of your experience with Aztec Solar to the end, you will be satisfied at every step. Our technicians are trained in the latest technology and certified by industry-leading manufactures. In addition, we use the best materials with every install. In the end, you have an enjoyable transaction and a quality product that will save you money. And remember, every application is part of a bigger solution to ensure a brighter future and healthier planet.

To learn more about our products and services, give us a call at (916) 853-2700.

Bet on solar for your utility needs

At the beginning of the year, customers braced for higher utility bills after the California Public Utilities Commission adopted updated price tiers. Through the months, rates continued to go up much to the displeasure of many families. And with the warmer weather upon us in the Sacramento region, there’s no doubt that we’ll be cranking up our air conditioning use into high gear soon.

As we approach the warmer months here is a guide to the benefits of solar energy. 

Solar calculator 

The first thing you can do is this. Input a few numbers into our solar calculator to see if the solar switch is right for you. You can receive immediate results through email or text message. That’s just one way you can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel that will free you from ever-increasing utility rates.

Financing solar

Next, you may ask yourself if it is prudent to finance this investment. Thankfully, financing is available for solar energy for your home, pool or business. Most systems can be financed with zero down and a payment that is lower than what you are currently paying your utility company. You’ll be saving immediately just by making the switch to clean energy.

How long will solar panels last?

Now that we have costs out of the way, you may be wondering about longevity. Aztec Solar is committed to only using the best materials and installation practices so your clean energy investment can pass the test of time. Our products are now covered by a 25-year production warranty and a standard 10-year warranty is also available. The technology we use is made to last. Modules have no moving parts and require virtually no maintenance. You can expect them to last at least 25 years.

Tax benefits

Another question we get is about taxes. No, solar upgrades will not increase your property taxes. In fact, you may be eligible for a tax break if you decide to install solar panels. Many homeowners who decide to invest in them also see an increased appraisal value to their homes. Energy efficiency is a huge selling point. You can expect a 7 to 20 percent spike in your home’s value.

Clean energy

Finally, solar energy is the cleanest method to provide energy to your home, pool or business. We’ve been helping people save money for more than 35 years. We do it with excellent customer service, installers, products and foresight. Solar energy allows us to save money and help protect the future of our planet. Reason enough, right?

Be sure to contact us if you have any questions about solar energy, products and services.

Solar device used to produce drinking water

In California, water is a big deal. Our memories do not have to stretch far to recall the drier days of the drought and the complication it posed. Solar is also a big deal for us here in the Golden State. Just last month, for instance, the state generated more than half of its energy through solar – and it’s not stopping there.

The importance of water and solar is unmistakable. These precious resources allow us to power our homes and businesses, grow our foods and provide other basic needs – and even recreation at parks like Folsom Lake. And not to mention, solar allows us to save money.

Now, scientists have combined these two resources to create something incredibly powerful: drinking water out of thin air.

According to the smarts folks at MIT and Berkeley, a new solar-powered device will not only produce water, but water suitable for drinking.

The device, for which its technology already existed, is specifically designed for drier, desert-like climates. The box-like machine contains layered metal-organic material, which acts like a sponge to capture as much water as possible when it’s open from air and rain. Once inside, the box is closed and exposed to the sun, which converts it into a liquid phase with a condenser. This process makes the water suitable for drinking.

The system is in the “proof of concept” phase and will eventually be scaled up from its current prototype version, which is about the size of a tissue box. The goal is to create devices large enough to provide for a family of four.

We are proud that solar energy can do so much good. We certainly see it every day. When many people think about solar, they usually associate it with power, clean energy, electricity and lower utility bills. Those are all tremendous attributes. Then you read about technology and the good solar can do in providing one of the most basic needs, and you’re left in awe.

Aztec Solar has been working with clients across Northern California for more than 35 years. Our customers know that it’s not just about saving money. It is clear that they are a part of a special clean energy movement that’s so vital to our future. A movement that provides hope, energy dependence and precious resources like electricity for our homes and business, and clean water.

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