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President Trump’s Tariffs Deal Crippling Blow to Solar Industry: Info from Solar Contractors in Albuquerque, NM

April 19, 2018 7:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In what was considered by experts to be a crippling blow to the renewable energy industry, President Donald Trump implemented an ill-advised tariff on imported solar panels in January. Now an industry that has been left reeling by the decision is attempting to figure out where its future is in the United States. Under the decision, the United States will impose tariffs of up to 30 percent on any solar equipment made internationally and brought to the United States. The decision could significantly handicap what has been a $28 billion industry that generally uses parts made abroad for 80 percent... View Article

New Mexico Attorney General Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Vivint Solar

April 5, 2018 7:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas recently filed a 17-count civil complaint against Vivint Solar, a company based in Utah. The lawsuit includes allegations of fraud, racketeering and unfair business practices. A press release issued by the Attorney General’s office indicated that an investigation conducted by the office led to the discovery of evidence that actions by Vivint in New Mexico led to “hundreds of clouded titles” to residents’ homes. The investigation also uncovered evidence that the company uses a variety of high-pressure sales techniques and strategies purposefully intended to mislead customers and lock them into 20-year contracts, during which... View Article

How Solar Panel Orientation Can Affect Your Solar System’s Energy Production

March 22, 2018 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Solar electric systems are an environmentally friendly and often cost-effective alternative method of producing energy. These systems have been gaining a lot of traction in both homes and businesses around the world because of their many benefits and proven results. Technology has also helped make photovoltaic (PV) panels or solar panels in Albuquerque, NM more affordable, meaning more citizens are able to install them and reap the benefits of the sun’s clean, ever-present source of energy. Many customers purchasing solar panels assume that they can simply slap them flat onto their roof and yield results because the sun is shining... View Article

What Are Solar Production Guarantees and Why Do You Need One for Your Solar Systems in Albuquerque, NM?

March 8, 2018 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Solar energy is gaining traction in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors across the nation. The increase in homeowners and business owners investing in solar panel systems has led to a similar surge in solar system providers, many of whom claim their system will outperform others on the market. In order to hold themselves accountable and gain customer trust, the sellers and installers of solar systems in Albuquerque, NM will often provide a production guarantee with their solar system installations. These guarantees differ from warranties or performance guarantees, but provide the customer with a promise that their solar system will... View Article

LEASING OR POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT

February 26, 2018 8:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While leasing might be ideal for some buyers, it isn’t right for everyone. As a lessee, you will have to reconcile the benefits of leasing with: Solar leases or PPAs typically last 20 years – sometimes longer. On one hand, two decades is a long time. On the other hand, many utility companies already enjoy a local monopoly, which is tantamount to a lifetime “contract.” They can raise rates with fictionalize information to their state’s utility commission. I ask one question here, why are regulated monopolies publicly traded on Wall Street?? Owning your own solar electric system qualifies you for... View Article