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Our Process Solar In Wisconsin

The starting point for every homeowner considering solar is to look at their energy bills and see how much energy they consume throughout the year. For most of us, our energy usage won’t be consistent year-round as we deal with Wisconsin’s weather and dramatic changes in seasons. Also, every home is different. One home may have an electric furnace which means their energy bills spike in the winter while another uses all electric air conditioning so their bills will spike in the hot summer months. The result should be something like this below that we use to start assessing what your energy needs are and how solar can fit in.

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Getting a realistic picture of your home’s energy consumption is foundation of our tailored process for ensuring the numbers make sense. That consumption is essentially our target for what we are going to reduce with a solar energy installation. Starting from that point means everything that following is based on your specific needs and goals. After the analysis your consumption should look something like the graph below.

The next step is to use modeling software to see how much solar energy your home has access to. This is where our Wisconsin only residential focus makes the difference because we know how our specific climate impacts what solar can do for your home because we deal with it too. This means things like tree shading, shorter days in winter, snow loss, solar declination, and the albedo effect. You can see what this looks like below with to drastically different roof types and solar resources.

After this modeling your energy consultant will tailor the design to your specific needs and requests. Some common examples: No panels on the curb facing roof, no chance of cutting down trees, possibly expanding your home in the future, sizing up for an electric vehicle down the road, and countless more. Once all this has been taken into account we generate an accurate projection of what your solar energy system would produce. See the graph below.

The final step is putting all the numbers together by overlaying your consumption and your production to see how the proposed solar energy install would impact your energy bills. Depending on your utilities solar net metering policies you can even receive money back as a credit for the excess energy you produce The graph below shows what you would receive on your proposal; simple and easy addition and subtraction that you can

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Arch Solar is the longest standing solar company serving southeastern Wisconsin with offices in Milwaukee, Madison, and Plymouth. Since 2003, Arch Solar has been helping homeowners in Wisconsin and across the country save money and generate additional income with solar energy systems. We’re dedicated to helping homeowners move toward sustainable, efficient power generation, and that starts with a high-quality solar energy system.

Solar energy is an excellent investment, as it allows you to reduce your monthly energy bills, increase your home’s overall value, decrease your carbon footprint, and even allows you to sell excess energy back to your local power company! Contact Arch Solar for more information about solar installation in Milwaukee, WI and the surrounding areas today.

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What Are the Advantages of Going Solar?

If you’re considering a solar installation in Madison, Milwaukee or the surrounding areas, contact Arch Solar to learn more about the benefits that going solar can offer. Solar energy is one of the cleanest energy sources, and it can help to reduce your energy costs significantly. As a homeowner, some of the key advantages you can look forward to when you install solar panels on your property include:

  • Increasing your property value: 

    When the time comes to sell your home, you can rest assured that your solar panels will increase the overall value of your property. What's more, solar panel systems can even make your home sell faster because potential buyers will be attracted to your property. With solar panels already installed, buyers don't need to worry about installing their own system when they move in.

  • Lowering your energy costs:

    Gas and electricity are two of the highest utility bills that homeowners will pay every month. Utility bills can not only be expensive but also unpredictable, making budgeting difficult. When you install solar panels, you don't need to worry about rising energy costs. In fact, you can reduce or even eliminate your energy costs completely.

  • Saving you money in the long run:

    Financing is the number one hurdle homeowners face when installing solar panels. However, once you have your solar panels installed, you can reap the financial benefits fairly quickly. Because of solar's energy efficiency, you can quickly re-make the money you spent on your panels to begin with, earning a great return on your investment.

Arch Solar is your go-to choice for solar installation in Madison, Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. You can count on us to get the job done right. For more information about solar panels installations and services, contact Arch Solar today.