Before connecting a photovoltaic system to the grid

Part 4 of Arizona Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Solar Electric System. What about permits? If you live in a community in which a homeowners association requires approval for a solar system, you or your PV provider may need to submit your plans. Gain approval from your homeowners association before you begin installing your PV […]

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Selecting a PV provider

Part 3 of Arizona Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Solar Electric System. Who sells and installs PV systems? In some locations, finding a PV provider can be as simple as picking up the telephone directory and looking under “Solar Energy Equipment and Systems—Dealers.” Be aware, however, that many of those listings are for solar water-heating […]

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Investing in a PV system in Arizona

Part 2 of Arizona Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Solar Electric System. Why should I buy a PV system? People decide to buy PV systems for a variety of reasons. Some want to reduce air pollution and help preserve the earth’s finite fossil-fuel resources. Others would rather spend their money on an energy-producing improvement to […]

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Arizona Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Solar Electric System

Part 1 of Arizona Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Solar Electric System. Are you thinking about buying a PV system for your home or business? If so, this series will provide basic information that you need to know. Consumer’s in Arizona are showing increased interest in solar electric systems for their homes and businesses. These […]

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