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What Is A Solar Group Buy?

Solar group buy

Why Solar Group Buy? Immediate savings and a stable federal tax incentive already make solar a strong investment – but are there other ways to save money on installing a solar system? In Wisconsin, residents are joining forces through solar group buy to leverage collective purchasing power, increase renewable energy adoption, and create a cleaner […]

Why Should I Consider Solar in 2023?

Consider solar in 2023

On the one hand, nobody wants to outlay tens of thousands of dollars on anything right now. On the other hand, solar energy is literally the best investment you can make at this moment and the most likely to steady your finances through uncertain times. Hear us out in 4 easy steps: 1. The cost of gasoline in 1993 […]

What is Driving Wisconsin Businesses Toward Sustainability

Sustainable businesses wisconsin

It can be tough to tell when something is just a buzzword or if there is really meaning and action behind the latest business term. Sustainability, Environmental Responsibility, Renewable Targets, etc. These phrases have been commonplace in business for almost a decade, but only recently have we really seen a mainstream push toward concrete action […]

California Just Passed New Net Metering Laws – What Does This Mean for Wisconsin?

California net metering

In December 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously voted to approve Net Energy Metering 3.0 (NEM), slashing payments for excess solar production sent to the grid by 75%. If you have been following energy news you will know one of the biggest stories this year was California’s NEM 3.0 Ruling. Essentially, the NEM ruling changes the […]

Wisconsin Family is Allowed to Host a Third-Party Owned Solar System

Third-party solar panel for home

On December 1, 2022, the Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled that a Stevens Point family can access electricity under contract from a third-party owned solar PV system.  What is Third-Party Ownership and Why Does it Matter? Third-party ownership (TPO) is a financing solution for homeowners to gain the benefits of having a solar system on […]

2023 We Energies Rate Increase: How Solar Can Help

2023 Rate Increase

We Energies Sets 11% Price Hike Rate for 2023 As utility hikes continue to happen, solar is a great option to control your energy costs.   What Does the Recent We Energies Rate Increase Mean for My Electricity Bill? You may have seen the news that We Energies is going to hike rates for homeowners nearly […]

Installing Solar In The Winter

Installing solar in winter

With Winter around the corner, you might wonder, ‘What happens with solar installs when it snows?’ Our professional installers know exactly how to work with solar in every season!  Do Solar Installs Pause in The Winter? No, solar installs do not pause in the winter. We can continue installing as long as it is deemed […]

Arch Solar Takes Top Spot on 2022 Top Solar Contractors List

Arch Solar Takes Top Spot on 2022 Top Solar Contractors List Plymouth, WI, July 26th, 2022 — Despite concerns over supply chain interruptions and tariff investigations, the U.S. solar industry saw record solar and energy storage demand in 2021. Arch can attest to this, having one of its busiest years yet. Solar Power World has […]

A Financial Perspective on Solar Energy

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A Financial Perspective on Solar Energy with Jeff Ray, Arch Director of Finance Considering solar energy as a home or business owner involves a lot of different considerations; environmental, energy independence, aesthetics, building value, and the financial aspects. I’ll just focus on the last of these today as finance is my area of expertise. As […]

The Evolution of Solar Panel Aesthetics

Since the dawn of the solar industry, we have witnessed solar technology improve by leaps and bounds, and with that is not only the efficiency of the solar panel but also its aesthetics. Comments from consumers have driven designers to enhance the look of modules to be as sleek as possible: “But what about the […]

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