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Preferred SRP Solar Installer

SRP (Salt River Project), a not-for-profit company, has been providing energy to central Arizona residents for over a century. As sustainable solar power has grown in popularity, SRP has embraced this clean energy by offering programs tailored to residential solar owners. SRP provides resources to homeowners considering a solar system such as: Their Residential Solar …

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Solar Air Conditioning For Your Home Office

You’ve noticed the wave of shiny solar panels appearing on the homes throughout your neighborhood. And although most people are not thinking about installing solar right now as COVID-19 has them focused on the immediate needs of their family, you can’t help but wonder if you’re missing out on savings, potential rebates, and the security …

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Brownouts Versus Blackouts: What You Need To Know!

We in the Southwest are learning some painful lessons in 2020. We sheltered in place when the coronavirus first arrived in the U.S., and when we attempted to reopen, there was a massive resurgence of the pandemic. There has been unprecedented civil unrest with a record number of consecutive days with protests. The Bush wildfire …

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In the Interest of Public Safety: Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS)

Do You Remember Receiving this Notification or a Similar Notification from Your Electric Utility? For public safety, it may be necessary for us to turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted. This is called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS.” While customers in high …

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How To Size Your Solar Electric System

Considerations and Variable in Sizing Your Home PV System – What You Need to Know In this “What You Need to Know” article, we will detail the myriad benefits of home solar and provide you with a comprehensive list of variables you need to consider when sizing your system. We acknowledge in this opening segment …

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Why PEP Solar – and Why Now

Founded 1978 Phoenix Energy Products We’re Phoenix Energy Products™, LLC, doing business as PEP Solar. In business since 1978, we are a privately owned, Arizona-based company dedicated to providing our customers and neighbors with advanced solar energy product solutions to meet your energy requirements. In this article, we will review the top criteria for selecting …

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NeoCharge – Your Home EV Charging Solution

You’ve done your due diligence. You understand that going solar is a wise investment that will reduce or eliminate your energy expenditures, protect you from future rising utility rates, and increase your home’s value. You also know that operating an EV is significantly less expensive than a gas-powered vehicle. You’re socially aware and understand that …

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Next Gen Solar Panels – the Newest Technology

Solar panel technology has come a long way since the French physicist Edmond Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1839. The next breakthrough was in 1873 when Willoughby Smith found that selenium could function as a photoconductor. A short three years later, in 1876, William Grylls Adams and Richard Evans Day applied the photovoltaic principle …

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Improving Your Home Air Quality with QuietCool

What Howie, Donald, Michael, Cameron, and Howard Had in Common Howie Mandel is perhaps the person most noted for his Mysophobia (fear of dirt and germs). He refuses to shake hands, unless he’s wearing gloves, and even shaves his head to feel cleaner. Donald Trump was also known to avoid shaking hands (pre-Presidency), and still …

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Powering The Possibilities: Now Offering Tesla PowerWall

PEP Solar Installing Off-Grid Solar PV Since 1981 We know you want options when it comes to solar battery backup systems. You want the ability to power what’s most important to you, to customize your battery backup system to fit your energy needs in today’s uncertain world, from a company that’s proven install, design, and …

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How Texans Fell in Love with Panels for Power

  Although Texas is by far, the largest oil-producing state in the U.S., Texans seem to have fallen in love with panels for power, solar panels. Although Texas was a tad behind the curve relative to solar installations until recently, today, they are fourth in the country behind only California, Arizona, and North Carolina. Texas …

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How Solar Impacts Resale Values – What Every Homeowner and Residential Realtor Needs to Know

Homeowners “go solar” for a variety of reasons. There are economic considerations such as reducing or eliminating energy expenditures, protection from future rising energy costs, and getting a great return on investment. Then there are more socially aware reasons for going green, reducing your carbon footprint, protecting the environment, consuming sustainable energy, and reducing dependence …

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Home Office Hot-Flash? Solar To The Rescue! Part 2 of 2

With so many working from home or scheduled now to work from home indefinitely, our homes where never really set up to be lived in 100% of the day.  And, the idea of working from home while turning up the air just adds to another thing reducing your income exponentially.  Don’t sweat it out, it’s …

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Home Office Hot-Flash? Solar To The Rescue! Part 1 of 2

With so many working from home or scheduled now to work from home indefinitely, our homes where never really set up to be lived in 100% of the day.  And, the idea of working from home while turning up the air just adds to another thing reducing your income exponentially.  Don’t sweat it out, it’s …

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Powering The Possibilities: What Can A Solar Battery Do For Me?

There are many battery types and PEP Solar is certified in 6 different batteries.  We are going to be talking about one of our most advanced solar batteries called Ensemble. What the Enphase Ensemble Means for Residential Solar Imagine for a moment that you are the proud owner of a residential, grid tied solar energy …

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50th Year Earth Day

22 April is Earth Day. While the corona virus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world and dominating news headlines, thoughts and attention, the need to take climate action has remained as urgent as ever.   Earth day 2020 is not just the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but also the anniversary of the signing of …

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EV Level 2 Chargers Installed

Charge Forward Faster With Level 2 Charging Are you purchasing a new electric car or want to charge your electric car at home faster?  PEP Solar can reduce your charge time at home from 11 hours to 6 hours with a Level 2 charger.  Our Level 2 chargers are programmable to automatically charge at the …

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Solar Shade Structure

Now You Have The Flexibility To Build On The Roof Or Off The Roof Solar In a word, superior.  We represent Quality and Value. We are the oldest residential solar installers in America, with 42 years of the industry’s award winning install design. PEP Solar has built our reputation in the industry by taking on …

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SRP Solar Battery “Rebate” Research Program

Having a solar battery system can help mitigate the amount of electricity you would normally buy during peak hours. It can store the extra energy generated from your solar panels during the day for you to use at more expensive rate times. Peak TOU rates can be as much as double the off-peak rates SRP …

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Introducing Solar Skin: PEP Solar is the oldest residential solar installer in America

Solar Skin For Your Solar Panels USA Flag or Roof Blending To Match Your Roof – Ideas are Endless Installing solar panels has quickly become one of the smartest ways to save on energy costs and minimize your environmental impact – but did you know that there’s a way to take your solar panels to …

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Solar Leasing and PPAs: Beware Predatory Practices

As a writer in the solar energy space, I spend a significant amount of time reading and researching things related to the industry. As a result, my email accounts and my iPad are blowing up with ads such as: “Zero Down Solar Panels “ “Install Your Solar System for Free – No Upfront Costs” “Arizona …

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Climate Change – The Fight of Our Generation

Who better to research and write an article about global warming and climate change than a skeptic? When approached to write this article, my client-related a recent conversation with a customer, someone he considered highly intelligent, who made the following statement, “You can’t say Climate Change is real because we have only been testing for …

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Commercial Solar Installations: Why Businesses Are Going Solar

In a recent report by SEIA, a number of Fortune 500 companies in the United States have joined the renewable energy movement. ...

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2019: The Time to Go Solar is NOW

The Solar Tax Credit (ITC) will be reduced by 4% after 2019. If you’re looking to get into solar, there’s no better time to invest than now. ...

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Pool Heating with Solar Photovoltaics

If you’re worried about investing in a pool heater because of the heating costs, then a solar pool heater is just what you’re looking for. ...

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Homeowner Associations Must Allow Solar PV Installs

Don’t be discouraged by potential conflicts with your HOA. Here are ways you can prepare for a solar installation without any worry. ...

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Make the Most Out of the Sun: Solar Energy Storage

Adding a solar battery to your system enables you to maximize the power collected by your panels and store them in your home for later use. ...

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Owning vs Leasing: The Case for Solar Ownership

Solar ownership lets you maximize long-term financial benefits. ...

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Solar Access Rights Across the United States

While some may think that this can pose a hurdle for homeowners who want to invest in solar energy, there are federal and state policies in place regarding HOAs and solar power. ...

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Federal Solar Tax Credits & Incentives

With a market value of $17 billion (seia.org), solar energy powers countless homes and has generated jobs for more than 250,000 Americans. ...

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How Solar Energy Became Popular in the United States

Solar energy has come a long way since 7th century BC, when the magnifying glass was used to focus the sun’s energy. Technology has since evolved, and solar panels that was once only accessible to big agencies like NASA, is now accessible to the general public. ...

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Residential Solar Install

The colder months are here, and Arizona residents are about to spend much of their monthly budget on heating. ...

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The SRP Residential Solar Electric Program

SRP has embraced the future of clean energy by providing programs for Arizona residential solar owners. ...

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Home Solar Inspections

It is important to make sure your contractor is up to the mark. If you are unsure about your contractor, getting a home solar inspection may be for the best. ...

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Advanced Solar Air Conditioning Benefits in Arizona

Why should you make the switch to Advanced Solar Air Conditioning? For most of the year, there’s no shortage of sunlight in Arizona. Sometimes, the heat can be extreme and only the air conditioning in our homes can provide us with physical comfort. ...

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Solar Revolution – Arizona: A Top Solar State

2017 was a strong year for solar power Arizona, ranking 7th fastest-growing solar market in the country, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. Today, Arizona remains to be one of the top solar states in the US, with a projected growth of 2,574 Megawatts over the next 5 years. ...

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Going Solar: Why you should pick CIS Thin Film panels for your Home

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right solar panels for your home. Efficiency and performance for instance, may vary depending on the kind of solar panel you choose. ...

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Solar Power And Electric Vehicles To Halt Growth In Oil And Coal By 2020

After a terrible couple of years, this looks like a good time for the fossil fuels sector. Oil prices are on the up again, President Donald Trump promises to sweep away many of the restrictions the industry had imposed upon it during the Obama Administration, the former head of ExxonMobil is Secretary of State and there is even talk of watering down fuel economy requirements. ...

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Solar Power Sees Unprecedented Boom in U.S.

U.S. solar power grew by 6.2 gigawatts in 2014, a 30 percent increase over the previous year and representing nearly $18 billion in new investment, according to data released this morning by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research. ...

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U.S. Solar Now Employs More Workers Than Any Other Energy Industry, Including Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined

U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report. 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and the energy efficiency sector, which added more than 300,000 net new jobs in 2016, or 14 percent of the nation's job growth. ...

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Clean Energy has an ‘irreversible momentum’

The release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) due to human activity is increasing global average surface air temperatures, disrupting weather patterns, and acidifying the ocean (1). Left unchecked, the continued growth of GHG emissions could cause global average temperatures to increase by another 4°C or more by 2100 and by 1.5 to 2 times as much in many midcontinent and far northern locations (1). ...

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Exxon Mobile – Our position on climate change

We have the same concerns as people everywhere – and that is how to provide the world with the energy it needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ...

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