How to Read Your Solar Meter and Your Electric Bill – Part 2

Yesterday we presented part 1 of our blog on how to read your solar meter and your electric bill. Today we’re presenting part 2! From Solar Meter to Bill So you’ve figured out your monthly solar kWh production. Cool. Now what? How is your utility company translating that into savings for you? Grab your bill and listen up! Let’s say that your system generated 930 kWh of power in August. Your bill shows a total credit of 414 kWh for the month (that’s the amount of excess power that you put back on the grid). The difference, or 516 kWh,…

How to Read Your Solar Meter and Your Electric Bill – Part 1

So, you’ve finally gone solar and you just can’t wait to see your next electric bill. But once it arrives, it’s a bit of a different story. Your eyes glaze over trying to decipher the multitude of new data which includes not only the typical on/off peak kilowatt hours used, but on/off peak kilowatt hours credited, along with any kilowatt hours carried over. Add to this the data you read off your solar meter or through your monitoring system and you’re even more confused. Let us help you answer the real question: how much energy is my solar system producing?…

American Solar & Roofing Leads the Way in Paid Family Leave

Scottsdale, AZ – Sept. 15, 2014 – American Solar & Roofing broke new ground recently when it unveiled a generous and uncommon policy for its employees: one month paid family leave. The bold move sets the Scottsdale-based provider of residential solar systems and roofing services apart from most Arizona companies, and most of the U.S., in offering paid leave for new parents. “I wanted to be part of the solution,” says Joy Seitz, CEO. Seitz is referring to the firestorm of controversy that surrounded NY Mets player Daniel Murphy earlier this year when he missed the season’s first two games…