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Demand for solar technologies and benefits have never been higher – and homeowners and future homeowners have taken notice.
California requires all new home construction projects to include solar technologies. When people begin their home search, the majority of them want solar. The benefits are simply just too good to pass on – and we’re proud to offer our customers yet another one in Pearl Certification.
Thanks to our partnership with Pearl Certification, we’re able to bring you even more benefits that increase the efficiency and value of your home. Choosing high-performing systems has always been a smart decision. It’s even more important now!
Through our relationship with Pearl, we ensure that the upgrades you’ve chosen—are documented and certified by an independent third party. It’ll detail the level of performance and what can be done to make most of all efficiencies. Above all, a recent study found that Pearl-certified homes command a 5% sales price premium, giving homeowners the edge when it’s time to sell or apply for a mortgage refinance.
Becoming certified is as indispensable as all the other benefits of solar energy.
For more than four decades, we’ve earned the distinction of being Northern California’s most trusted solar company. One reason is because our customers are our top priority.
To meet the high bar we set, Aztec Solar is fulfilling the energy needs of our customers with our industry-leading solar products and technologies. We deliver the promise of lower prices and clean energy with experienced staff members, who pride themselves in award-winning customer service.
Aztec Solar is proud to take another step forward in our commitment to our customers by partnering with Pearl Certification.
While a solar electricity home system will provide energy efficiency and immediate and long-term value and savings, certification provides an additional pathway for maximizing solar dollars.
From solar storage, pool heating for year-round swimming and complete solar electricity applications, we’re offering another way to add value in your investment of a high-performing system.
Ensure that your solar investment is enhanced with a Pearl Certification through Aztec Solar. Together, we can document and certify your entire home’s solar install.
Please contact us today to learn about this important partnership, which reflects our unwavering commitment to total customer satisfaction, energy independence and a brighter future and planet.
Solar technologies open the doors to new possibilities.
From renewable and affordable energy solutions for your home or business to solar storage capacity, solar innovation is making life simpler and more efficient around the world.
Now, scientists are learning about applications to harness solar energy to provide daily drinking water.
A prototype solar-powered water desalination system has been developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which can achieve a very high solar-to-vapor efficiency through a multi-state evaporation process.
The approach removes the electricity component and replaces it with a method that has been proven effective even on large-scale applications. Rather than using photovoltaics for power, the method relies on solar absorption techniques to gather heat and evaporate saltwater.
The prototype at MIT delivered clean water at a rate of nearly six liters per hour per square meter of the solar collection area. This more than doubles a previous record for water production of this kind.
The device is described in a paper by MIT and will one day meet commercial use, which will be especially useful in regions of the world that have limited infrastructure, but no shortage of saltwater and sun.
If you’re thinking about unlocking the power of solar energy today, do not hesitate to learn more about our various solar power solutions. Aztec Solar is committed to meeting the needs of your home or business. Our top-quality solar products are forward-thinking and are sold as turn-key solutions. We offer solar water heating, solar pool heating and solar electric experience projects for residential and large-scale commercial.
Bring the future of solar energy into your home and business today with Aztec Solar. You can help build on a tremendous legacy of clean and affordable energy that shows no signs of slowing down. Every project we take on is part of a solution that we can all be a part of.
Aztec Solar is a solar energy solutions provider for all Northern California and beyond.
Our products and services are helping home and business owners meet their energy needs and save them money.
The products we sell represent the best of solar technology today. And we deliver it with knowledgeable staff and award-winning customer service.
We believe in solar and for more than four decades we have been sharing the promise of clean and reliable energy with thousands and thousands of customers across the Sacramento region.
Here are some reasons to consider bringing solar technologies and cutting-edge solar applications into your home or business.
Golden state of solar
California remains ahead of the pack by being the leader of solar power generation.
The state has solar installs with the capacity of over 26,000 megawatts, which is about five times greater than the runner-up state.
Solar continues to provide economic boom
The U.S. solar industry employs nearly 250,000 people, generating tens of billions of dollars.
Near the end of last year, the number of solar PV systems deployed reached over two million, accounting for 71,300 megawatts of solar capacity.
In 2018, solar generated about 1.5 percent of the nation’s electricity.
Solar jobs are predicted to be the fast-growing job through 2028.
The power of storage
Pairing solar electricity systems with storage is demonstrating its importance in the market, especially as more Californians face the potential of unexpected power outages and surging utility prices.
The market is responding favorably to systems that combine the power of solar power generation and storage.
Solar power is at its greatest when more can be generated – but not every home or business owner has the room for multiple panel installations. Instead, consumers can maximize the excess energy they are already creating and store it for future use when solar electricity production is at its lowest or during a blackout event. This occurs through solar battery storage.
To close out 2019, the United States ranked second in solar PV deployment.
Global growth is expected to exceed 100 gigawatts a year and more than triple by 2050.
The future of solar continues to shine brightly and you too can bask in the glory of clean and reliable energy.
Aztec Solar is committed to meeting your needs of residential, commercial, industrial and government use. Our in-house solar water heating, solar pool heating and solar electric and other exciting applications are sold as turn-key solutions, and each one is part of a bigger goal that will lead to a brighter and stronger planet for all to enjoy.
Last year, California reached a clean energy milestone.
For the first time in history, 1 million roofs were equipped with solar panels, demonstrating the state’s commitment to a cleaner and brighter future for all.
Solar panels are central in the fight against climate change, but additional challenges have risen the stakes.
As wildfires occur with more regularity, residents and business owners must prepare for blackouts and higher utility costs. This new reality makes it necessary to establish even more ambitious goals. California has already committed to 5 million electric vehicles and buildings.
In order to move forward, solar batteries must be part of the solution.
It’ll keep your home or business running – even when everyone else is disrupted by blackouts.
Before thinking that a solar electricity system and battery system is out of reach, consider the history of declining prices, but more importantly, think about the future. Since 2006, The price of solar panel installations has dropped significantly, falling by two thirds. Tax incentives provide another avenue to savings on a home or business solar electricity system.
Once installed, the savings are month to month; and within just years, the savings will extend beyond your initial investment.
Aztec Solar delivers on top-quality solar products and technologies, designed to meet the needs of our customers and save them money. We offer in-house solar water heating, solar pool heating and solar electric experience for all applications, from small-scale residential projects to large-scale commercial projects.
With so many big questions regarding energy and the new normal, you can have peace of mind with solar.
Today’s benefits are greater than at any other time. With Aztec Solar, you can take advantage of solar technologies and breakthroughs in battery advancements, which makes it possible to store power, use power and save power for whenever it’s needed, day or night.
Provide for all your energy needs today by making the switch to solar electricity and solar storage.
The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) decreased from 30 percent to 26 percent on Jan. 1 after Congress opted not to extend it.
So, what does this mean to you, the residential or commercial solar buyer? It means that through Dec. 31, 2020, you can get a 26 percent tax credit if you go solar this year.
Originally passed in 2005, the ITC has helped countless people in the Sacramento region and across the country gain the benefits of solar energy, by decreasing their electricity bill and helping the environment. Up until the end of 2019, the credit had been 30 percent. It will only decrease further after this year.
In 2021, it will drop to 22 percent and in 2022, residential solar customers will no longer get credit, but commercial solar customers will still get a 10 percent credit.
What this means is if you are looking to get solar added to your home, you have two years to do so if you would like to get a federal tax credit.
If you are unfamiliar with the ITC, here is how it works: If you purchase a solar system and you own it, you can get a tax credit. You can get your credit when you file your federal taxes. If you use an accountant just make sure you let them know you purchased solar and have the ability to show proof of purchase.
And if you need help with any solar energy needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We have more than 40 years of experience in solar and only solar in the Sacramento region.
If you do business with us, you will witness our top-notch customer service, our knowledgeable installers and premium products.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 916.853.2700.