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As triple-digit heat continues, utility bills soar

As triple-digit heat continues, utility bills soar

It was yet another triple-digit weekend and this holiday offered no reprieve from Northern California’s summer heat.

The last few weeks in the Sacramento area have been miserable — and expensive.

If you’re like many in the region, you dreaded opening your utility bill for August. We don’t blame you. Utility bills rose earlier this year by substantial amounts, and people with traditional electricity services felt the aftershocks of higher billing this summer, and once again in the latter weeks of August. September is likely to be another one for the record books. At last check, temperatures will remain in the upper to mid 90s through Friday. Ouch!

Imagine how much money you could have saved if you made the switch to solar before the beginning of summer.

Not only are you freeing yourself from increasing utility costs, but the money you save from switching will more than pay for your new solar power application. It’s a total win-win.

In addition, Aztec is proud to offer our 2nd Opinion Best Price Guarantee so you can secure further savings. 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.

You can trust us to deliver not only on excellent pricing, but award-winning services, too. We’ve been the Sacramento region’s solar pioneer for more than 30 years through our industry-leading products and customer service. We also know that each solar application is part of a bigger solution toward a brighter and healthier planet.

If you’re ready to free yourself from high energy cost and be part of the forward-thinking movement known as clean energy, be sure to give us a call or download our Free Solar Buyers Guide today.

Audi is working on a solar-powered sunroof

Audi is working on a solar-powered sunroof

Solar panels belong on your home’s roof — but why stop there?

As industry leaders and pioneers, all of us here at Aztec Solar like to keep up with the latest innovations in residential, commercial and other solar applications in order to bring the best products and services to our customers in the Sacramento region.

We also pay attention to other solar-related solutions and this one caught our eye.

Audi is partnering up with the maker of an ultra-thin and flexible solar cell to bring the power of solar energy to a new generation of vehicles with a solar-powered sunroof. Audi’s integration of solar cells into the car’s “panoramic glass roof” is only the beginning. The company envisions an entire solar car roof surface that can supply power to systems like air-conditioning or seat heaters.

By using solar energy on cars, manufacturers can focus on pumping more clean energy into the engine and other critical systems, boosting a car’s efficiency and range. This is just another example of how solar boosts energy efficiency in our everyday lives. From our homes, business and now vehicles, the power and benefits of solar are undeniable.

If you’re wondering about the multiple uses of solar energy for your home or business, like full electric systems, water applications or solar pool heating, be sure to visit our homepage.

Clean energy helped prevent thousands of premature deaths in US

Clean energy helped prevent thousands of premature deaths in US

Clean energy saves lives.

New research indicates that the massive increase in wind and solar energy helped prevent the premature deaths of up to 12,700 people over a nine-year period in the United States.

Clean energy means less carbon emissions. A smaller carbon footprint is not just good for the long-term health of the planet, but it also means cleaner air for us today.

According to the Royal College of Physicians, about 40,000 deaths a year are attributed to exposure of air pollution in the UK. Pollution is also associated with a range of illnesses, including caner, asthma, heart disease and obesity.

In the US, some 1,850 premature deaths were avoided in 2015. In addition to saving lives, the increase production of renewable energy was worth between $5.3B and $106.8B in “cumulative climate benefit,” according to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California

A study conducted by the US Department of Energy shows a significant decline in major air pollutants over the last several years.

Here’s how the reductions break down:

  • Carbon dioxide down 20 percent
  • Sulphur dioxide down 72 percent
  • Nitrogen oxide down 50 percent
  • Tiny particles known as PM2.5 down 46 percent

Those are all significant drop-offs and we hope it continues.

The declines are due to the reduction of fossils fuels, increases to green energy production and tougher emissions regulations. Between 2007 and 2015, solar power and wind grew tenfold, from about 10 gigawatts to 100 gigawatts. That’s a lot of green energy!

You can do your part by switching over to solar and reaping all its benefits. Lower utility bills, a life-time of savings, and a healthier and cleaner planet. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain by making the solar switch.

You can trust Aztec Solar and our 35-plus years of experience to deliver on state-of-the-art solar power solutions for your home or business. We also offer out 2nd Opinion Best Price Guarantee. If you’ve been quoted with a price that you don’t like, give us a call and we will beat the competition. Switching to solar is easy and as you can see, has far-reaching benefits! Call us today to learn more.

Our Sacramento solar customers say it best

Our Sacramento solar customers say it best

“This was the best decision I’ve ever made.”

“We could not be happier.”

“It was beyond our expectations”

These are just some of the reviews we’ve recently received from our customers.

As the Sacramento region’s solar pioneer, we’ve been fulfilling our customers’ needs for more than 35 years.

We do it with award-winning customer service, state-of-the-art equipment, industry-leading practices and unmatched expertise.

Some of our products include: home or business solar electricity systems, water-heating solar applications and pool heating solar systems.

We guide our customers from the moment they begin thinking about making the switch to solar through our comprehensive Solar Buyer’s Guide. We follow up with more education and explanation of their options, so we can meet their needs, including special financing. We will even beat the competitor’s price with our Second Opinion Best Price Guarantee.

Great customer service, best prices and a life-time of savings aren’t the only reasons why our customers enjoy their experience with Aztec Solar.

They are also aware that they are part of something special. Every solar install or application is part of a solution for a brighter and stronger planet.

Savings, exceptional customer service, experience, top-of-the-line craftsmanship and the ability to make a difference in the world are reasons enough to make the solar switch. So, if you’re ready to make your mark, ask us how you can get started today.

Avoid the sticker shock from your summer electricity bill

Avoid the sticker shock from your summer electricity bill

Like most people, you may have experienced a little sticker shock when you opened your last electricity bill.

Thanks to the sizzling heat, our hands have been forced to run the AC on overdrive.

The cool air feels great, but at what price?

Yes, you and your family or business enjoyed an escape from the triple-digit heat, but the thought of the upcoming electricity bill lets all the cold air out of the room.

Why should you have to choose?

Don’t let summer’s heat force you to pick. With solar, you can run the AC with nothing to lose and everything to gain.

When you install solar with us, you can stay comfortable inside your home with peace of mind.

Here’s how you’ll save:

  • You’ll see savings from Day 1 of the install as your solar panel starts generating power.
  • You can finance your solar application with ZERO DOWN.
  • Finally, and very importantly, your monthly bill will be lower than your monthly savings on your electricity bill. This means you can crank up the AC without a worry in the world.

So, put a stop to the summer electric bill sticker shock today by calling Aztec Solar. We are solar pioneers and have been installing the future on homes and business for more than 30 years in the Sacramento region. Our award-winning customer service, top-notch training, industry-leading materials and unmatched service will deliver on the promise of savings that will last a lifetime.

Our special financing offer on your next electric system means instant savings because you’ll pay $0 down and cut cost beyond your expectations.

Please view our Free Solar Buyer’s Guide to learn more or visit our website. You can also start a live chat on if you’re ready to take this step forward.

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