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TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY COSTS

Arch Solar brings our 20+ years of installing residential solar in Wisconsin to every project. Using top-of-the-line components and master electrician expertise, see how our company could help your home gain energy independence. 

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Why Arch For Home Solar?

Trusted by thousands of Wisconsin residents, Arch has been installing and maintaining energy indepenence for over two decades.

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20 Years in Business

Two decades in the solar business mean that we’ve seen it all and are ready for anything.

Our installers work year round and are prepped to overcome any unique challenges the project may have.

Vertical Integration

Arch is 100% in-house for every facet of our business.

This means no subcontractors, streamlined operations, and quality control straight from Arch every time.

Wisconsin Local

Being based in Wisconsin not only means we have a personal touch with installing solar for our friends and neighbors, but also keeping Wisconsin green with energy independence!

Partnerships with homes and businesses, understanding local permitting, and creating local jobs are at the forefront of our company mission.

More About Residential Solar

How Much Does Solar Cost?

See examples from a range of residential installs. Our consultants will work with you to determine what is best for your home.

Financial Incentives

Gain energy financial independence earlier by learning about which incentives you can quality for. Some incentives can save you 30% or more!

Frequently Asked Questions

See commonly asked solar questions on topics like insurance, panel production, Arch as a company, and more!

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View examples of our home solar installs from across the state of Wisconsin. Check out how your friends and neighbors are gaining energy independence.

Solar Group Buys

Solar group buys enable homeowners to achieve group pricing on their systems, sharing the discount with their neighbors.

Milwaukee

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The Milwaukee Solar Group Buy, sponsored by the MREA, helped 339 properties add solar in 2023! 1.7Mw were added to Milwaukee homes in 2023, totaling:

  • Lowering the CO2 equivalent of 3.7 million road miles.
  • 1.6 million pounds of coal being burned
  • 177 million smartphones being charged
 
Arch was proud to have been involved in supplying Wisconsin with these results!

Madison

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Madison has a group buy program for solar called MadiSUN. The program allows property owners in Dane county to join together to get a group discount on solar.

The Madison group buy has helped 323 local homes reduce the cost of going solar!

With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the cost of residential solar installs can be credited up to 30% of the cost of their system.

In addition, Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy offers between $500-$1,000 in additional rebates.

Grow Solar For Humanity

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Grow Solar for Humanity is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). The initiative aims to make solar power more affordable for homes that can benefit from lower utility bills.

The initiative is more than providing clean energy to Habitat for Humanity homes – it collectively reduced energy bills by at least $50,000 in the first year of commissioning.

“Habitat for Humanity is committed to helping Wisconsinites live in comfortable and affordable homes. Building energy-efficient homes is the most cost-effective way to control energy bills. By adding solar, Habitat for Humanity helps reduce energy costs even further.”

Solar For Cities

Read more about how we’ve helped homes in select cities in Wisconsin take control of their energy bills with solar power.

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Madison

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Brookfield

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Pewaukee

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Waukesha

Common Questions About Residential Solar

There are a lot of questions homeowners have about switching to solar. If you’re looking for more comonly asked questions, check out our residential solar F.A.Q.’s.

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How Long Do Solar Panels Take To Install?

Solar panel installation times vary but typically range from 1 to 3 days for residential setups. The process involves a site assessment, securing permits, and finalizing the system design. Installation includes mounting frames, attaching panels, and connecting wiring and inverters.

After installation, a final inspection ensures compliance with safety standards before connecting to the grid. While the physical installation takes a few days, overall timelines may extend due to permits and inspections. Advancements in technology and streamlined processes contribute to reducing installation times.

Consulting with a professional installer provides a more accurate estimate based on specific circumstances.

How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, although many can continue to generate power for even longer. The longevity is attributed to the durable materials used in their construction.

Over time, solar panels may experience a gradual decrease in efficiency, usually at a rate of around 0.5% per year. Regular maintenance can help optimize performance. Factors such as climate, installation quality, and the specific technology employed can influence the lifespan.

Advances in solar technology continue to improve durability, making solar panels a long-term and sustainable investment for renewable energy generation.

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Will Going Solar Increase My Insurance?

Going solar generally does not automatically increase home insurance rates. In fact, many insurance companies view solar panels as an enhancement that may increase property value and , consequently, could contribute positively to the insurance risk profile. 

However, it’s crucial to inform your insurance provider about the solar installation to ensure coverage adequacy. Some providers may offer endorsements or adjustments to the policy to account for the added value of the solar system. 

While the initial installation might not directly impact insurance rates, the increased home value resulting from solar panels could indirectly influence coverage costs. It’s advisable to consult with your insurance provider to discuss any potential changes or adjustments to your policy and ensure proper coverage for your solar investment.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    173.6kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $28,483 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    184,864 Pounds of Coal

At A Glance

  • System Size

    26kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $4,238 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    Two Rivers Water & Light

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    2,411,958 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    23.8kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $3,716 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    1,948 Pounds of Coal

At A Glance

  • System Size

    197.6kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $22,293 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    20,695 Gallons of Gas

At A Glance

  • System Size

    149.5kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $23,913 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    1.8 Tanker Trucks of Gas

At A Glance

  • System Size

    123kw

  • Estimated Savings

  • Utility Provider

    Madison Gas & Electric

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    13,709,514 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    389kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $56,681 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    44,398,424 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    133.2kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $1,114,935

  • Utility Provider

    Madison Gas & Electric

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    14,727 Gallons of Gas

At A Glance

  • System Size

    25.7kw

  • Estimated Savings

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    26,293 Pounds of Coal

At A Glance

  • System Size

    26kw

  • Estimated Savings

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

At A Glance

  • System Size

    28.86kw

  • Estimated Savings

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

At A Glance

  • System Size

    43.6kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $151,039

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    4,817,623 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    73.84kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $329,713

  • Utility Provider

    Plymouth Utilities

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

At A Glance

  • System Size

    64.845kw

  • Estimated Annual Savings

    $21,442

  • Utility Provider

    WPS

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

At A Glance

  • System Size

    133kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $386,522

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    12,550 Gallons of Gas

At A Glance

  • System Size

    26.6kw

  • Estimated Anual Savings

    $3,953

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    12,578 Pounds of Coal

At A Glance

  • System Size

    128.7kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $513,821

  • Utility Provider

    Manitowoc Public Utilites

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    13,964,512 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    45.5kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $275,531

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    4,679,952 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    1.825 MW

  • Estimated Savings

    $103,000 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Direct Sell Rate Tariff

  • Environmental Equivalents

    1,740,000 ton of CO2 emissions

At A Glance

  • System Size

    388.8kw

  • Annual Savings

    $51,288

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metering

  • Environmental Equivalents

    26,104 gallons of gasoline consumed. 22,789 gallons of diesel consumed. 256,673 pounds of coal burned. 3.1 tanker trucks' worth of gasoline.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    388.9kw

  • Annual Savings

    $51,340

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metering

  • Environmental Equivalents

    26,135 gallons of gasoline consumed. 22,815 gallons of diesel consumed. 256,973 pounds of coal burned. 3.1 tanker trucks' worth of gasoline.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    299.3kw

  • Annual Savings

    $42,934

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metering

  • Environmental Equivalents

    20,076 gallons of gasoline consumed. 17,526 gallons of diesel consumed information. 197,404 pounds of coal burned.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    50.7 kW - DC

  • Estimated Savings

    $10,329

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Line Side/Parallel Generation (CGS-NM)

  • Environmental Equivalents

    361,853lbs of coal burned annually

At A Glance

  • System Size

    31.87 kW

  • Estimated Savings

    $4,998 Anually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Monthly Net Metering (CGS-NM)

  • Environmental Equivalents

    CO2 Emissions: 22.6 Metric Tons 2,341 Gallons of Gasoline

At A Glance

  • System Size

    370kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $1,053,732

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    401,786 lbs. of Coal or 44,218,770 smartphones charged.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    389kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $1,190,164

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metering

  • Environmental Equivalents

    384,108 lbs. of Coal or 42,273,187 smartphones charged