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Why you should install electric vehicle charging stations

Why you should install electric vehicle charging stations

Electrical vehicles will take you on a ride you’ve never been on before.

EVs simply have faster performance, but that’s just the beginning. They are also safer to drive, better for the environment and your wallet in a number of ways.

For starters, EVs are creating a shift in priorities. Money spent on gasoline will be reinvested into electricity. For instance, new building codes require the construction of facilities that support EV charging.

We can kick the use of EV into an even higher gear for multifamily investors and EV drivers.

EV charging is a must-have amenity for a multifamily or commercial building. Owners of these facilities can offer this service with no utility service update. This allows tenants and other EV owners to pay a flat rate for the service using a cloud-based solution.

It’s a total win-win because it will increase the owner’s equity value and saves EV drivers on costs. Plus, it’s great for the environment, too.

Aztec Solar’s clouding system will support 100 percent of all electric vehicle models, allowing for power flow even during a utility blackout when it’s combined with a solar storage system.

This reliable service will not go unnoticed to EV drivers and building owners because it provides income and cost-savings.

You can trust Aztec Solar to deliver on forward-thinking solutions to you, your customers and surrounding community. We have been at this in the Sacramento region for more than four decades and have earned the reputation as the go-to solar experts.

We are committed to meeting the energy needs of today and extending industry-leading technologies to your clients as well with the power of EV charging stations, and cutting-edge infrastructure to support it.

Please contact us today to learn more about this incredible opportunity to provide a vital service that keeps on paying for itself.

Your guide to solar plus storage for your facility

Your guide to solar plus storage for your facility

For over four decades, Aztec Solar has brought the power, convenience and value of solar into thousands of homes and businesses across Northern California.

For them, solar electricity has meant energy savings and peace of mind that they will always have access to clean and Earth-friendly energy.

Business entities, including schools, hospitality, industrial, multifamily housing, municipality and so many other sectors rely on solar energy more than ever before to meet their energy needs.

We invite our business friends in the Sacramento region to explore the possibilities of solar energy. In this free download, we will answer questions about solar energy and all the benefits it’ll provide to your enterprise.

You’ll learn why it makes so much sense to go solar today.

Topics in the guide include:

  • Understanding your electric bill
  • Solar energy and battery storage
  • Benefits of solar and energy storage
  • Reducing demand and consumption through battery storage technology
  • What solar companies don’t tell you about tax credits
  • Those are just some of the discussions included in the free buyer’s guide.

We hope to tell you about the exciting technologies and solar perks for your business, including solar + battery storage and net metering, which delivers credit directly to you for the value the solar electricity system generates.

Aztec Solar is proud to earn your business. For more than 40 years, we’ve delivered on our promise of excellent customer service and excellent solar products.

Our customers appreciate us because of how we approach our job. Award-winning solar experts will consult you throughout the process that leads to turn-key installations and top-of-the-class solar products.

When you partner with us, we also promise to make you our top priority. Our proven track record will reassure you that you have selected the right partner for this exciting transition into the world of solar energy that will save your business money and help provide a brighter future for all.

As Northern California heads toward wildfire power shutoffs, consider solar battery storage

As Northern California heads toward wildfire power shutoffs, consider solar battery storage

There’s a lingering question on the minds of many: How will the unseasonably dry winter affect the wildfire season in Northern California?

It’s an important question given the recent history and impact of wildfires.

They can be destructive, deadly and disruptive.

This year, vegetation in Northern California is drier than usual for July. This fact follows a historic drought from 2012 to 2016. Rainfall average fell to nearly half in the Bay Area this winter while Southern California enjoyed normal precipitation.

Nevertheless, lack of rain in the early parts of the year, coupled with recent hot weather in Northern California, left vegetation in a vulnerable high-risk state.

Experts point to Alameda, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties as the communities most impacted by drought-like conditions. The snowpack is also lagging behind last year’s trend. By the beginning of April, the Sierra snowpack was just 45 percent of historic averages and pales in comparison to last year’s 161 percent level.

Over the next four to five months, fire experts expect an elevated fire danger across the region, which is only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

If and when fires spark, firefighters will be briefed over the radio rather than in person. They will also practice social distancing measures and eat in shifts.

At home, residents face elevated fire dangers while also worrying about whether their electricity will stay on when they need it most. Utility companies implement electricity shutoffs as a way to help stop fires from spreading from powerlines and other infrastructure.

As a consequence, millions of customers must prepare for life without power, sometimes in the dead heat of summer.

Planned power outages come at a high price, but with solar power and solar battery storage, it’s one you won’t have to deal with.

A solar battery lets you store excess energy generated by your solar energy system so it can be used when it’s needed most.

The potential for solar energy storage is tremendous and allows customers to reap the benefits of a comprehensive solution to the unpredictability, inconvenience and stress of power outages.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, and other eco- and wallet-friendly solutions, please browse our website, or contact us today.

For more than 40 years, Aztec Solar has provided sensible, inexpensive and quality energy solutions to residents and business owners across Northern California.

Now it’s your turn.

3 reasons why new homeowners should go solar

3 reasons why new homeowners should go solar

New homeowners enjoy new freedoms when they stop renting.

The same can be said about going solar.

Much like the lifetime investment, you’ll enjoy as a new homeowner, converting to solar energy provides both short- and long-term benefits, too.

Here are three reasons why you should consider making the switch to solar energy, especially if you are a newly minted homeowner.

Ongoing maintenance

California residents face the unpredictable prospect of energy shutoffs at a moment’s notice due to powerful and potentially destructive wildfires.

With solar, there will be no power outage to worry about as maintenance on these systems continue around the clock.

In addition to always staying on the grid, there will be little need for on-site maintenance, as well.

Aztec Solar products are built to last and have no moving parts, which means you can experience solar energy benefits without worrying about much ongoing maintenance.

Lower energy bill

As a new homeowner, you may be shell shocked by your initial utility bills.

Saving money is guaranteed when you make the switch. In addition, installation prices are at an all-time low.

Customers will enjoy Net Energy Metering arrangement, a credit for the full retail value of the electricity the system generates.

Solar system transfer

While you may have just purchased you’re home, it’s possible that it won’t be the last time you buy.

Aztec Solar will assist you in transferring the solar contract to the next owner when you decide it’s time to upgrade.

In addition, as a homeowner, you’ll enjoy increased value to your home because homes in California sell for more when they are equipped with solar energy applications.

We’ve been at this for more than 40 years.

If you’re ready to bring clean, money-saving solar power solutions into your home, that also help save the planet, please give us a call today.

We offer a range of solar products – from solar power system to solar battery storage and solar pool heating – that will fulfill any energy need.

Four things to consider if you are thinking about going solar

Four things to consider if you are thinking about going solar

If you are new to considering solar power, you may feel there is a lot to learn. In some sense, there is some education about how it works and the benefits.

Here are four things you should know if you are considering solar for your home or business.

Research rules and regulations
Depending on where you live or your business location, certain regulations and ordinances will come into play. For instance, neighborhoods governed by a homeowner’s association will have guidance on solar energy installations.

Other local rules, such as city or county regulations will have something to say about solar energy setups, as well.

The good news is Aztec Solar will handle all the paperwork for permitting.  Customers, however, are encouraged to take a look at the rules and regulations surrounding solar installs. Sometimes, it’s just good to know.

Remember incentives
Governments at all levels are making it easier for residents to transition into solar.

This year, solar customers can take advantage of a generous 26 percent tax incentive when they make the switch.

This dollar-for-dollar reduction goes toward federal income taxes.

Take action today because after 2021, this tax credit will sunset.

The angle of your roof
Did you know that a south or west-facing roofing is ideal for solar power optimization?

The direction of your roof, age and other details are important variables to consider. The roof’s slope and shade will also tell us more about how much energy can be harnessed.

Perhaps the most important factor is the roof’s size.

The bigger the footprint, the more space to work with. Aztec Solar can figure this out with you.

Calculate your savings
One of the many benefits of solar energy is the amount of money you’ll save on your monthly utility bill.

Take note of the local utility rates to see exactly how much you can expect to save once you go solar. It’ll be a wonderful feeling.

We can help you with this. Check out our solar calculator that lets you figure out how much you could save in just nine seconds.

If you’re ready to make a positive change that will save money and help save the planet, please contact us to learn more about our wide range of solar applications.

We have been serving the Sacramento region for more than four decades, becoming trusted solar experts through excellent products and award-winning customer service.

Whether you’re thinking about solar battery storage, solar pool heating or an electricity setup, we have you covered.

Our customers are our top priority and we will work closely with you to show you why we continually have been the go-to solar energy provider for the greater Sacramento region.

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