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The Lowdown on Standalone (P.V.) Solar Systems

The Lowdown on Standalone P.V. Solar Systems

by Geoff PPC Solar 08/08/2013

 

Standalone photovoltaic (P.V.) systems are very common.  Until the last decade, when Grid-Tie Systems have become very popular, Stand-Alone was the predominant type of photovoltaic system.  There are two principle system designs:  P.V. Direct & Storage Battery… more […]

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Home Solar Electric System Costs

Home Solar Electric System Costs

by Larissa PPC Solar 07/23/2013

Why not invest in solar power? Besides increasing the property value of your home ($20 for every $1 in utility bill savings), a solar electric system provides savings on your monthly utility bill. As the weather warms up and electric bills continue to rise and more Americans are seeking out information on solar panels and solar energy systems including cost and available incentives. The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and GTM Research forecast that the solar market will continue to grow  with over 4,200 MW of PV expected to come online this year.  New Mexico and Colorado rank 5th and 7th (respectively) for “Installed Solar Electric Watts Per Capita” in the US.  It’s a great time to invest in your future with solar… more […]

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What Size Solar Electric System Do I Need?

What Size Solar Electric System Do I Need?

by Larissa 07/16/2013

It’s a question that we’ve heard since 1979.  Our standard answer begins with “It depends on several factors…”  Here at PPC, we review several elements when sizing a home.  Our intention is that we provide an optimally sized system which provides for the majority electrical loads in a home.  Keep reading to find out what factors in when we prepare a professional site analysis…  more

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Top 9 Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Top 9 Home Energy Efficiency Tips

by Larissa PPC Solar 07/09/2013

 

Being “Green” is the latest trend for individuals who embrace making eco-friendly product and lifestyle choices.  But did you know that energy efficient homes can provide healthier living conditions and help homeowners save money? All of us can help sustain our environment in ways that are actually affordable and continue to pay off over the long term. Here are our top 9 tips for improving your home’s energy efficiency (and we think you’ll like the results!)… more […]

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Tips for a Great Solar Installer Experience

Tips for a Great Solar Installer Experience

by Larissa PPC Solar 05/28/2013

 

How do you know you’ve hired the right solar installer, someone you can trust and have faith in to do a good job for a reasonable cost and stand behind their work? Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. But if you do your homework, you improve the likelihood of getting an installer you will be pleased with… more […]

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Why New Mexico Residents Are Going Solar

Why New Mexico Residents Are Going Solar

By Larissa, PPC Solar 05/28/2013

Why NM Residents Want Solar

 

 

 

 

 

There is great potential for renewable energy in New Mexico – particularly for solar energy.

The U.S. Solar Industry is continuing to grow exponentially.  2012 was an exceptional year in the solar industry with a 76% growth from 2011. For New Mexicans, there are now 1,100 solar jobs in the state.  The number of solar businesses has grown to 76 companies.  There are approximately 37,463 homes powered by the sun.  In this Southwest region, solar power is now a widely accepted and sought after energy source.  According to SEIA/GTM Research Solar Market Insight Report, New Mexico is ranked 5th in Installed Solar Electric Watts Per Capita, with 91WPC… more

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